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Recruitment #24-005476-0006





MDH, Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to administer the statutory mandates of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists established under Title 17, Health Occupation Article and Rules and Regulations as modified by SB 655 (1992) which established fiscal and administrative autonomy for the Board. In addition, as a result of the Senate Bill 655 Implementation Plan, the Board operates with complete responsibility in the areas of licensure functions, disciplinary functions, fiscal information, computer capabilities, office/human resources functions, policy and regulation development functions, administrative functions, public relations, legislative functions, and public information.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership, setting standards, establishing overall policies and procedures, providing oversight for the licensure program, and the management and development of disciplinary and compliance activities. Will oversee and manage the day-to-day operation of the Board's office: setting program priorities, goals, policies, standards, guidelines and procedures for the Board. The Office and Board are responsible for promoting the standards that benefit the citizens of Maryland. Candidate will be responsible for hiring and supervision of Board staff, budget, deposits, coordination and facilitation of Board and Committee Meetings, oversight of preparation of Board Meeting minute, newsletters and presentations. Will testify on behalf of the Board at legislative hearings and represent the Board at national conferences. Intermediate level knowledge and experience with PowerPoint, Excel, Word and other appropriate software applications is a must.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of administrative or professional experience, three of which at a supervisory or management level.

A master’s degree will substitute for one year of general experience.  Additional experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.  A doctorate will substitute for two years of general experience.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience with legislative functions (e.g. developing new legislation, lobbying, testifying)
  • Experience working for a Board of Directors
  • Experience with strategic planning, quality assurance, public administration, legislative and fiscal initiative and mandates
  • Experience working in government (local, state, federal)
  • Experience in facilitating meetings and making public presentations
  • Knowledge of investigations and reports in the health field and licensing procedures
  • Strong computer and communication skills


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.


The Maryland Department of Health offers the following benefits:

  • Meaningful Work
  • Excellent Health Benefits Package, including Medical, Vision, Prescription and Dental
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Reduced Child and Health Care)
  • Generous Leave Benefits (6 Personal Days, 12 Regular Holidays, Annual Leave, 15 Sick Days)
  • Retirement
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Flexible Work Schedules (where applicable)
  • Free Mass Transit (Baltimore metro area)

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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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