Ocean City - Seasonal Public Safety Aide

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Job Overview

Department Ocean City Police Department
Job TitleSeasonal Public Safety Aide
Salary$17.91 per hour / $250 Hiring Bonus after 80 Hours
Registration Fee$15.00
Location Ocean City, MD

Job Announcement

Ocean City Police Department, MD

Seasonal Public Safety Aide

Public Safety Aides are utilized as civilian support staff within the Patrol and Support Services Divisions. Generally, Public Safety Aides are deployed in the areas of Arrest and Detention, Parking Enforcement, or support to Patrol Operations.

Public Safety Aides assigned to Arrest and Detention are responsible for processing and custody of detainees, safety and security of the Public Safety facility, interaction with the general public and the courts.

Public Safety Aides assigned to Parking Enforcement duties address Town parking regulations to include issuing citations for prohibited parking and meter violations as well as vehicle tows from public streets.

Public Safety Aides assigned to Patrol Operations handle traffic control, assist with transportation of arrestees, public safety needs at special events, and the enforcement of civil violations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education or able to produce such by June 1 of the year of employment
  • 17 ½ years of age at the time of employment
  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
  • United States Citizen
  • Please CLICK HERE to read the Automatic Disqualifiers. If you meet any of the disqualifiers listed, you will automatically be eliminated from the process

Medical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental condition
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 with the ability to recognize basic colors

Pay Rate

  • $17.39 per hour
  • $250 Hiring Bonus after 80 hours
  • $250 Retention Bonus for Employment through C3 Event (October 1)


Hiring Process

Candidates must successfully complete a written examination, physical abilities test, structured interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical examination, and psychological evaluation.


  • Here are our testing dates for the 2023 season:

    • July 18-19, 2023
    • October 21-22, 2023
    • November 18-19, 2023
    • December 16-17, 2023
    • January 6-7, 2024
    • January 27-28, 2024
    • February 17-18, 2024


  • Saturday is the written exam followed by the oral interviews for Public Safety Aide (PSA) applicants.  The first day of testing on each weekend is at the Wor-Wic Community College at 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, Maryland. CLICK HERE for a copy of the campus map (EXCEPT MARCH 25, 2023 TESTING IS At PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING LOCATED AT 6501 COASTAL HIGHWAY, OCEAN CITY, MD 21842.)
  • Once the PSA applicants successfully complete the interview they will then be provided a background investigation packet to submit. 

Ocean City Police Department, MD

Ocean City Police Department, MD


Please direct questions regarding this position to pdtrain@oceancitymd.gov

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