State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,410.00-$58,943.00 Yearly






A Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I is the entry level of work coordinating programs in the Maryland Department of Health in a local health department, residential facility or the headquarters administration. Employees conduct studies and implement assigned program activities in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, addiction and health services. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a higher-level administrator. Following a period of training and orientation during which employees assist in conducting activities related to specific program services, employees will begin to specialize in mental health, developmental disabilities, addiction or health services program activities.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of the class specification.

The Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I and the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Health Services are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees and the range of duties performed. The Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I performs a limited range of duties with some independence at times and under close supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed while the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Health Services performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Learns to plan and conduct studies or surveys, and investigations related to specific program services;

Learns to make recommendations for the maximum utilization of existing services as well as for additional or expanded services;

Learns to implement a minor program service or a phase of a complex major program;

Learns to maintain liaison and cooperative relationships with a variety of public and private agencies;

Learns to provide 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;

Learns to assist in developing and participating in training programs for personnel working with the program services;

Learns to develop and recommend standards for inpatient and outpatient services;

Learns to encourage and direct the development of inpatient and outpatient services;

Learns to coordinate community health planning committees;

Performs other related duties.


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

Knowledge of the types of treatment and rehabilitation programs in the health care field;

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.


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

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

2. 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.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit E, Health Care Professionals classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series, an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class, as defined by the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Date Established

Jul 1 2004 12:00AM

Date Revised

April 30, 2021 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002722; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: 4/30/2021;

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