State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,464.00-$65,790.00 Yearly






A Coordinator Special Programs Health Services III, Addictions at DHMH headquarters is a position that is coordinating and advising local health departments or service providers regarding program services on a regional or Statewide basis but does not have grant monitoring responsibilities. These positions at DHMH headquarters may also function as regional case managers. These positions at a local health department or residential facility perform the advanced level of work directing a program or the supervisory level of work that is directing a health related program. Employees may supervise lower-level Coordinator Special Program Health Services positions and other assigned personnel or support staff. 

Employees receive general supervision from a higher-level administrator.  

Position allocation within the series is determined on the basis of relative job evaluation among similarly functioning positions.  The job evaluation factors include: qualifications; nature and purpose of personal contacts; nature of recommendations, commitments, decisions, and conclusions; creative thought; responsibility for planning; responsibility for administration; and nature of supervision received.

The Coordinator Special Programs Health Services III, Addictions is differentiated from the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Addictions in that the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Addictions performs the full range of duties under general supervision while the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services III, Addictions oversees the operational (non-clinical) aspects of a program(s) at DHMH Headquarters or performs advanced/supervisory duties at a local health department or residential facility. 


Plans and conducts studies or surveys, and initiates investigations related to specific program services;

Makes recommendations for the maximum utilization of existing services as well as for additional or expanded services;

Maintains liaison and cooperative relationships with a variety of public and private agencies;

Provides professional consultation and assistance to public and private agencies having programs for persons who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, geriatric patients, alcohol or drug dependent or otherwise receiving health services;

Coordinates community health planning committees;

Develops procedures for improved services, coordination and expansion of existing services and development of new services;

Makes speeches and appearances to explain available services;

Develops training programs for personnel working with the program services;

Develops and recommends standards for inpatient and outpatient services;

Encourages and directs the development of inpatient and outpatient services;

May supervise lower-level Coordinator Special Program Health Services positions and other assigned personnel or support staff;

Performs other related duties.



Knowledge of modern treatment and rehabilitation techniques in the field of health care or mental hygiene;

Knowledge of the types of treatment and rehabilitation programs available within the State of Maryland;

Knowledge of Statewide agencies, facilities, and community organizations providing services to individuals;

Ability to work with policy-making executives in the field of social and health planning;

Ability to stimulate, develop and coordinate available inter-agency and community programs and services;

Ability to conduct and participate in research programs, studies and surveys;

Ability to work with medical and allied professions in the development of necessary services;

Ability to present long-range plans to various public and professional groups;

Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program accomplishments;

Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, management personnel, program participants, health care staff and the general public;

Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.




Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

August 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000476; EST: ; REV: 8/1/2014;

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