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Monitoring Policy Analyst

Recruitment #23-001532-0007


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders.




Maryland Department of Human Services
Social Services Administration 
Protection, Preservation and Prevention Services 
311 W. Saratoga Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is monitor compliance for certain programs in the Prevention Services program area. This includes the development of certain plans, policies, procedures and regulations for Child Protective Services (CPS) and Family Preservation Services and Prevention Services to achieve the safety, permanence and well-being needs of children. 

Specific responsibilities include development of training for administrators, supervisors and caseworkers in the Local Departments of Social Services and other child welfare professionals; serve as the SSA LAP Lead and State LAP Coordinator and provide training and technical assistance will include Lethality Assessment train-the-trainer to support curriculum consistency and reinforce workers mastery of the assessing to intimate partner violence, conducting the screen, and interpreting the information; Provide training to LDSS on Birth Match and participate in statewide meetings to provide an overview of the policy and share trends that impact closing match cases and compliance. Provide consultation and technical assistance to local departmental staff, governmental agency staff, private agency staff and analysis to legislators; Monitor local departments for program effectiveness and compliance with state and federal law/regulations/policy; Conduct reviews that may require face to face discussions with local department caseworkers, supervisors, administrators and assistant directors for service; Participate in task force meetings, committee meetings, workgroups, and may sit on various boards related to child welfare concerns; represent the program and Administration on all In-Home related child welfare database needs (review of build specifications, assist with logistics for testing, speak for the program during planning discussions); Attend meetings with community partners and collaborate with external partners as assigned.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.


1. Candidates may substitute additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at the rate of 30 credit hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience in child welfare, early education, or human services and possess knowledge of the analytic principles, theories, practices, and protocols required by the Local, State, and Federal regulations.

One year of experience in customer service demonstrating the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with customers, employees, supervisory and management staff, partners from other agencies and institutions, and the general public.

One year of experience leading workgroups and presenting in meetings.

One year of experience with MD CHESSIE/CJAMS (The Maryland Children Electronic Social Service Information Exchange Maryland’s Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System/Child, Juvenile, and Adult Management System).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS.

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 134, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.


Or email Voice 410-767-7416, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347. 


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


Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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