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Recruitment #22-005477-0029




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This management level position serves as a Behavioral Health Project Manager for Crisis Response. This position’s scope is to identify, create, and implement mechanisms and tools to improve the coordination and delivery of public behavioral health services. The primary goal of this position is to provide a systematic response to emerging priority issues in the public behavioral health system. A secondary focus of the position is to improve the system’s supportive infrastructure through the expansion of provider services, coordination with local behavioral health authorities, and the larger public behavioral health system to expedite care and improve quality outcomes.

This position provides senior level direction, management and oversight of initiatives which promote crisis response. This oversight includes supervision of subordinate staff, and management of Hospital Care Coordinator contracts and Clinical Placement Specialist contracts.  Methods to achieve the goals that fall within the scope of this position’s responsibilities include crisis response, hospital care coordination, clinical placement, technological innovation, and evaluation. 

This position sits on the following councils and committees: Registry and Referral Revisory Council, Systems Advisory Council, State Hospital Discharge Initiative, DHS/MDH Hospital Overstay Committee, DHS/MDH RTC Committee.


Qualified candidates must possess  a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of health or human services administrative or professional experience, including at least three years of experience at a supervisory or managerial level.

A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience. A Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute one a year-for-year basis for the college degree.


The desired candidate should possess the following experience:

  • Experience with contracts and procurement
  • Experience leading a project from inception to implementation
  • Experience working across multiple stakeholder groups to achieve an outcome
  • Experience working in human services dealing with complex support needs
  • Knowledge of public policy impact on human services


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.

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