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Recruitment #23-002419-0021





MDH Behavioral Health Administration
Clinical Services Division
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228

Main Purpose of Job

This full-time contractual position will assist the Director, State Hospital Discharge Initiatives, Clinical Services Division; BHA Senior Management; and BHA Executive Leadership in the planning, design, development, and implementation of the Segue program as a separate and discrete program model designed as a step-down from long-term state psychiatric hospitalization for individuals with complex, multifaceted needs and barriers to community placement. The position will operationally define the current program model, research and assess alternative models and approaches, and engage in an iterative, data-informed process to further refine and improve the program model based on performance data and quality indicators. As a means to foster program improvement, accountability, and systems change, the position will create, monitor, and revise work plans with outcome targets and performance measures.

The position prepares for review by BHA Senior Management and Executive Leadership program models and cost data and provides empirical and programmatic data concerning model efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This position will be responsible for performing high-priority policy and data analysis tasks related to design, development, implementation, and sustainability of this program, to include the development of regulations and the preparation of plans for securing Medicaid authority for program reimbursement, as applicable. This position will serve as a consultant to the Department’s leadership on strategies, program policies, program operations, and program evaluation for transitional levels of care following state hospital discharge. The position may lead lower-level Health Policy Analysts on various projects.

In consultation with Clinical Division staff; BHA Senior Management; and BHA Executive Leadership, the position assumes statewide programmatic and oversight responsibility for the Segue program sites, including, but not limited to designing and developing referral and placement protocols; establishing and implementing quality oversight monitoring; developing and implementing clinical standards of care for utilization review and concurrent treatment authorization; and formulating, monitoring, and revising program policy and practice guidelines.

The position will collaborate within and across MDH Administrations, BHA Divisions, and with external stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate the placement of individuals being discharged from state psychiatric hospitals into the Segue Program, as indicated, and to develop clinical pathways for level of care transition. The position will provide clinical case consultation, training, and technical assistance for community placements to the Department, community behavioral health providers, and other stakeholders.

This position is eligible for hybrid telework which is subject to change as necessitated by operations and customer-focused demands.


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

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

Notes1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience:
  • organizing, implementing and administering healthcare provider communication
  • with project management (i.e., developing project timelines and plans, creating and maintaining project metrics tracking mechanisms)
  • with program evaluation and reporting (i.e., evaluating the efficiency of operations, developing, revising and presenting reports to larger executive staff members)
  • utilizing Microsoft Office and Google Suites


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.

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