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Recruitment #23-004689-0004






MDH Potomac Center, Hagerstown MD

Main Purpose of Job

As Cottage Manager, this position's initial assignment will be to assume managerial responsibilities 24/7 residential unit to which are assigned varying numbers of male/female forensic clients and for which programs, standards, and protocols have been specially adapted and specifically implemented. The Cottage Manager will be charged with ensuring that the treatment of and services provided special forensic population are at all times consistent with the following representative requirements: 1. ICF/IID regulations, HEALTH CARE ARTICLE provisions and CMS; 2. Office of Health Care Quality Guidelines; 3. Center’s Policies/Procedures governing staff deportment; Individuals’ Rights and Entitlements; Abuse; et al. 4. Court orders especially in terms of any imposed restrictions/limitations or express/ implied judicial expectations; and 5. Security/safety measures specifically identified and implemented to ensure welfare of clients, staff and community-at-large.

Vaccine Requirement: Per the emergency regulation issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (86 FR 61555), and as permitted to go into effect by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 13, 2022, all staff of the MDH Healthcare System facilities required to show proof of first dose or single dose of COVID-19 vaccination 14 days after start date of employment. Staff includes, but is not limited to, regular and contractual employees, contractual staff, volunteers, and other state employees performing any duties at the facility. All staff are required to complete the full shot regimen, including any booster shot, as clinically indicated in order to satisfy this requirement. Candidates with an approved medical or religious reason for vaccination exemption must provide proof of exemption prior to appointment.


Experience: Five years of experience, four years of experience providing residential services in a developmental disability or similar behavior modification setting and one year of experience supervising residential services staff.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 credit hours in health or human services, education or the behavioral sciences and four years of experience providing residential services in a developmental disability or similar behavior modification setting to include one year of experience supervising residential services staff for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in the treatment of developmental disabilities in a mental health or closely related curriculum to include a supervised clinical practicum in a developmental disability or similar behavior modification setting and two years of non‑supervisory experience providing residential services in a developmental disability or similar behavior modification setting for four years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in the treatment of developmental disabilities in a mental developmental disability or similar behavior modification setting for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Hospital Corpsman classifications or Health Care Specialist and Medical Services specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience supervising direct care staff and working with the intellectually disabled and forensic population.


Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete training in and maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.


Employees in this classification are subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


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.



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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