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Recruitment #18-004470-0006




MDH/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Data/IT Unit, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to design, develop, test, implement and maintain the BHA software applications that coordinate and integrate all information related to BHA's core business practices for the purpose of day-to-day operations, evaluation, and performance measurement. The primary job functions for this position will be to work with projects (in a Windows environment) at all stages of the system development lifecycle (SDLC), from reviewing business requirements, designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications with the use of the software development tool Visual Studio 2013 or later and programming languages (i.e. C# (.Net), ASP.NET MVC4, SQL).  Additionally, this position does call for experience in the evaluation and/or revision of n-tier web-based (internet) object-oriented applications using C# in a .NET framework environment.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other Information Technology related field.

Experience: One year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.


1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience. ***A copy of your official or unofficial transcript(s) should accompany your completed application.***

2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and application programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.***A copy of your official or unofficial transcript(s) should accompany your completed application.***

4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas: operating computers, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computers, evaluating, implementing and maintaining hardware and software, on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The preferred candidate for this position should possess:

  • Proficiency with programming in SQL
  • Experience developing secure n-tier web-based (for the internet) systems using ASP.NET, Entity Framework, VBScript, MVC4, JavaScript, and C#
  • Experience with databases using ADO.NET, OLEDB, and ODBC
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or later, Access 2010 or later
  • Experience with G Suite (such as creating/modifying Google forms)
  • Experience with Microsoft DBA skills in SQL Server 2012 or later - to be able to create SQL server databases, setup roles and permissions and import/export data from external sources
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks


Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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