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Recruitment #20-005478-0008




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is a senior level position within the Clinical Services Division. This position will assist the Director, Clinical Services and the Assistant Director, Clinical Services with providing oversight of all publicly funded behavioral health services for adults and older adults. The Senior Clinical Manager will be responsible for providing senior level managerial oversight and supervision to the Directors of the Office of Treatment Services, Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services, and the Office of Gender-Specific Services and program staff. These offices are responsible for overseeing mental health, substance related, and co-occurring mental health and substance related public services for adults and a variety of specialized programs and services, including gender-specific services, services for individuals who deaf and hard of hearing, trauma survivors, criminal justice involved, and those in crisis and/or in recovery.

This is senior management position, reporting directly to the Director, Clinical Services, will lead the work of three Divisions comprised of 21 FTE employees, and overseeing over $83 million in federal grants, in addition to services funded by Medicaid and other state funding. This position manages the day to day operations and administrative service aspects of the Division in addition to providing oversight and direction over program service area. Duties will consist of providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions with addressing clinical related treatment issues and improving service quality. This position will respond to constituent calls and correspondence, follow-up on critical incidents, oversee budgets, work in collaboration with the Administrative Services Organization (ASO) on clinical workflows, coordination of care, access to care, implementation of Medicaid waivered services, and personnel related issues.


Qualified candidates must possess a master’s degree in health services from an accredited college or university, with a professional license or certification in psychology, mental health, social work or substance use disorders and two years of clinical experience providing behavioral health related  services  and at least three years of experience at a managerial level.  Management level experience is defined as program development, implementation and evaluation including supervision of subordinate supervisors and program staff. 


Preferred candidates should possess clinical experience in both the mental health and substance use disorder populations.  Desirable candidates should also possess knowledge of best practices, current treatment options, and community supports for the population impacted by mental health and substance use disorders.


Candidates must be licensed in psychology, mental health, social work or substance use disorders by the applicable Maryland Board prior to appointment.

Applicants who do not have a Maryland license may also apply pending receipt of the required license.


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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.