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Recruitment #19-004403-0001




MDH, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick, MD

Main Purpose of Job

An Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator is the full performance level of work in a single person program, assessing, designing, coordinating and implementing alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs within a local health department. This position requires the collection, review and interpretation of local substance use data, social data, and population trend data for the purpose of developing a local needs assessment and strategic plan to address, prevent and reduce the misuse of opioids and other drugs. This position works with a local evaluator to design a strategic plan which includes prevention activities to increase community awareness on the harmful effects of opioid and medicine misuse. This position organizes, develops and implements prevention activities to reduce the misuse of opioids such as 'Drug Take Back Days', social media messaging, public speaking engagements, educational presentations, and pharmacy and other healthcare outreach. This position organizes and leads a local community coalition of community members who will assist in the planning and execution of prevention strategies to reduce the impact of opioid and medicine misuse in Frederick County. This position assists community groups, other agencies and organizations in developing, organizing and conducting prevention programs and activities to raise awareness and reduce harm associated with opioid misuse. This position prepares and submits annual grants, monthly reports, creates and monitors an annual prevention budget; works with a team of prevention, recovery and treatment professionals to expand local prevention messages, activities and programs to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Frederick County through programs to prevent disease and illness, promote wellness and safety and protect public health.


Education:     A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credits in behavioral science, health services, human services or education.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application.

Experience:  Two years of experience in counseling alcohol or drug dependent clients; in providing therapeutic education services to alcohol or drug dependent persons and their families; or in directing school or community health education.


l. Sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university to include l8 credit hours in the behavioral sciences, health services, human services or education and an additional two years of experience as specified above may be substituted for the required education.

2. Additional experience as specified above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

3. Applicants may substitute graduate level education in behavioral sciences, health services, human services or education, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

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


The successful applicant should be a qualified individual with a public health/health promotion/disease prevention background to organize, assess, plan, implement and evaluate drug prevention strategies of the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 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.


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.