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PSCS A/D Professional Counselor Advanced

Recruitment #23-004711-0001


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.

Hiring Incentive
We are dedicated to ensuring that our Counselor employees are properly compensated for their vital role and professional experience. Our Counselor employees are brought onboard at an increased salary starting at $81,920.




Baltimore City:
6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215


To provide contractual oversight of the SUDTS RFP/Contracts under the management of DPSCS. Oversight will be performed by regular audits of clinical records and treatment activities of the contractors providing these services. Also will act as liaison between the contractors and DPSCS staff (institution management, case management, custody and Clinical Services). These duties will be focused on the achievement of DPSCS performance objectives pertaining to these contracts.

Monitor the SUDTS contractors to ensure that they are in compliance with all provisions of the contract and make recommendations for liquidated damages; modification; approval of invoices, etc., to the Director of Substance Use disorder treatment services(SUDTS)
Audit clinical records, treatment activities and ensure that the programs and contractors meet all applicable COMAR standards appropriate to their level of care. Audit performance to ensure inter assessor reliability and that they are making appropriate decisions regarding placement of inmates into the appropriate level of substance abuse treatment.
Monitor to ensure quality assurance of treatment provided, contractual obligations are being met, problem solve and liaison with DOC and pretrial facilities/regions.
Completion of monthly statistics on SUD assessments and treatment activities performed by the contractors in a timely and efficient manner and assist the Directory of SUDTS in analysis of the statistical information.
Provide training to the contractor personnel in the administration of assessment tools, clinical documentation and when appropriate DPSCS directives and the SUDTS manuals.
Monitor to ensure that assessments and treatment information is communicated effectively across departmental institutions.
Manage the ACT-SAP grant from BHSB.

Work with the Commissioner’s office, Pre-trail Fiscal Officer, Director and Deputy Director, Regional Supervisor, ACT-SAP Lead Counselor, and ACT-SAP line staff to complete the grant and budget application to BHSB.

Work with the Commissioner’s office, Pre-trail Fiscal Officer, Director and Deputy Director, Regional Supervisor, ACT-SAP Lead Counselor, and ACT-SAP line staff to manage funding and supply request and grant needs through the year.

Complete Quarterly and Annual reports for ACT-SAP to BHSB through the CMS portal.

Participate in the Annual Accountability Audit.

Assist the Director of SUDTS in the implementation of substance use disorder services that comply with the department’s strategy for providing services.

Conduct meetings to review and recommend changes in procedures for substance use disorder assessments and counseling interventions.

Participation in continued professional development through educational training.


Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors or Certified Professional Counselors-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.

Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists under the requirements for Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors or Certified Professional Counselors-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or as a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug on or before September 30, 2008.  

2. 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.  


1. Candidates placed in this classification must possess graded courses in an identified specialty area as defined by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration (ADAA), Maryland State Department of Health. This training must be approved by ADAA. Inquiries concerning this training may be addressed to the Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services, 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland 21228.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

Kwanesha Lyle

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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