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Recruitment #19-005482-0019


Previous applicants need not re-apply.




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Program Manager Senior I functions as the Deputy Director of Evaluations and Placements within the Office of Court-Ordered Evaluations and Placements (OCEP). This position coordinates and monitors statewide implementation of Criminal Procedure Title 3 and Title 11, Subtitle 7 (Sex Offender Registration). The incumbent plans and develops new service programming, including establishing standards for forensic evaluation and treatment and provides leadership for maintaining the Sex Offender Registry. This position consults with the Director of OCEP as necessary and collaborates with other relevant service agencies in developing an integrated coherent service delivery system. This position oversees operation and administrative functions of the pretrial and presentence evaluators, sex offender evaluators, oversees policy development and regulations. With the Director, this position manages resources including budget, staff and general services.


Qualified candidates must possess current Maryland licensure as a psychologist and at least five (5) years of experience conducting forensic evaluations or overseeing services to individuals within a criminal justice or court-ordered service delivery system of care.  This experience must have included responsibility for development of protocols, policies or standards related to the service delivery system.  At least three (3) years of this experience must have been supervisory or managerial.


The desired candidate will possess the following:

  • Knowledge of the community mental health/addictions and intellectual disabilities system delivery of care.
  • Experience in forensic and/or criminal database systems, data collection and analysis.
  • Experience developing or implementing legislation and regulation.
  • Experience in administrative service areas of budget and human resources.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



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

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.