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Recruitment #23-005477-0048




301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Aging is responsible for administering multiple programs and ensuring appropriate policies are in place to enable older Marylanders to remain healthy and in their homes and communities. This position is responsible for oversight of a variety of federal and state funded programs and supervision of multiple direct reports within the Grants Administration Division. These programs have a primary focus on areas that include, but may not be limited to: health insurance education, counseling, and assistance; in-home gap filling services; and housing options that support independent community living.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Program Management

· Directs and coordinates activities of a wide variety of federal and state programs, which support independence for older adults and support opportunities for older Marylanders to age in the community.
· Develops policies and procedures for the programs, ensures compliance with existing statutes, regulations, and policies, oversees implementation and recommends revisions.
· Establishes and evaluates program goals, standards, and controls to meet program objectives.
· Ensures local programs are monitored thoroughly and accurately and all deficiencies are addressed promptly.

Personnel and Fiscal Management

· Oversees and manages the personnel and financial resources of the programs.
· Develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources. 
· Oversees development and training of program staff. 
. Plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of program managers to assure efficient operations of the Division.

Partnership Development and System Advocacy

· Develops relationships with federal, state, and local partners, governmental agencies, and advocates enhancing policies and resources.
· Represents the Department in a liaison capacity with managers and officials of other agencies concerning program activities.
· Promotes the programs through contacts with interested groups and the general public.

Special Projects 

· Other projects as assigned by the Secretary, Department Secretary, Assistant Secretary of Grants Administration.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in human services, gerontology, public administration, or a related field.

Experience: Seven years in the administration of federal and/or state grant programs.  Two years of supervisory experience. 


1.  Candidates may substitute the possession of a master’s degree for two years of the required experience.


Keen knowledge of Maryland’s aging and disabled older adult population.

Knowledge of federal and state policies and regulations governing older adults, such as the Older Americans Act. 

Knowledge of Medicare populations, policies, programs, and available resources. 

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Experience with budget preparation and providing technical assistance to subgrantees.

Strong organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Experience in developing policies and procedures and in creating and implementing reporting tools. 

Skilled in providing services to diverse backgrounds.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



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 Budget and Management 
Recruitment and Examination Division 
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 
Baltimore, MD 21201  

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4850. 

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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