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Recruitment #19-000711-0001




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services, the main purpose of this position is to provide oversight, implementation, technical assistance, and training of crisis services assigned to the Office. This position focuses primarily on programs related to implementation of the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant including, but not limited to such services as crisis walk-in centers, crisis beds, safe stations, and detention center MAT reentry programs. In addition, this position assists with the implementation of the recommendations of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee put into legislation through the HOPE Act and HB1092/SB703. Legislation that mandates the Department to increase crisis stabilization centers, jail-based MAT programs, and establish a Crisis Response Grant program. This position assists the Director of the Office with identifying best practices related to crisis services including assistance with program oversight, writing and reviewing proposals, and researching grant and funding opportunities as to create new programs to assist individuals who have behavioral health issues with successful re-entry. Frequent in-state travel is a requirement of this position. This position plays a significant role in the mission of the Administration and the Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services. Services for individuals in mental health or substance use crisis are central to BHA's priority populations.


Education:    Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application.

Experience:  Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional work related to treatment and services to persons with alcohol or other substance addiction, and two years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Applicants may substitute a master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services field for up to two years of the required general experience.

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

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


Desired applicant should have:

  • Experience working with Evidence Based Practices;
  • Documented leadership experience demonstrating skills in leading a team, team building, and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to prepare reports and program budgets;
  • Computer and software literacy to include proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point, Google Doc, and Google Sheets;
  • In-state travel to participating jurisdictions and to state and federal grantee meetings is required.


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 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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.