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Recruitment #17-001334-0008




Maryland Department of Health

Behavioral Health Administration - Community Services

Clinical Services Division

55 Wade Avenue 

Catonsville, MD  21228

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist with the certification of Recovery Residences in compliance with HB 1411 (2016) legislation. A 'recovery residence' is a dwelling unit or other form of group housing by any person or entity that provide alcohol and illicit a free housing for individuals with substance use disorders. These residences are not clinical treatment facilities. However, residences may receive clinical services provided by other providers to address their treatment needs. This position will perform field assessments of recovery residences going through the process of certification both initial and renewals. This postiion will provide support to the Manager of the Maryland Certification of Recovery Residences. This position will work with the owners, staff and residents of the recovery residences to complete the certification process. Additional duties include tracking information for recovery residences in the certification process, sending out notifications on when the next renewal will occur. This position will be knowledgeable about the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) 2015 Quality Standards and use the quality standards to conduct on site field assessments. This position plays a significant role in the mission of the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration, and Clinical Services Division. The mission of MDH's BHA is to develop an integrated process for planning policy and services to ensure that a coordinated quality system of care is available to individuals with behavioral health conditions. BHA through publicly funded services and support will promote recovery, resiliency and health and wellness for individuals who have or are at risk for emotional, substance use, addictive and/or psychiatric disorders. This position will ensure there are quality recovery residences for individuals on their path of recovery.


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

Experience:  Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.


1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2.  Experience in the option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.

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

4.  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.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


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.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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 If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, 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 you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. 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, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at