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Recruitment #23-005484-0017





MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This senior management level position serves as the Director of Treatment and Recovery Services Division within the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). The focus of the Treatment and Recovery Division is to provide statewide oversight of behavioral health treatment and recovery services across the lifespan. The Treatment and Recovery Director is responsible for providing managerial oversight and supervision to a team of professional staff overseeing mental health, substance related public services for all ages and a variety of specialized programs and services funded through Medicaid fee-for- service funding and/or federal (over $83 million annually) and state grants. This includes a wide variety of program services for special populations which currently include women, adults, homeless, deaf and hard of hearing, trauma, disaster, specialized criminal justice initiatives, traumatic brain injury, evidence-based practices, substance use treatment and recovery services for adults and older adults, opioid treatment programs and other initiatives.

This position provides direct supervision to the Assistant Director of Treatment and Recovery, a Senior Treatment and Recovery Manager, and an administrative aide. This position also provides leadership to a team of professional staff positions under the supervision of office directors: Office of Treatment Services, Gender-Specific Services, Criminal Justice Services, Older Adults and Long-term Services and Supports, and Evidence-based Practices, Housing and Recovery Supports


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of experience leading behavioral health services, at least 5 years of experience managing program budgets over $5 million dollars, including at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

Additional experience leading behavioral health services may be substituted at the rate of 30 credit hours for 1 years of experience, up to 4 years.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of Maryland's Public Behavioral Health System;
  • Knowledge of federal grants; Oversight of grant funds in the millions
  • Experience with the legislative process and policy implications for behavioral health
  • Experience managing teams in a large matrixed environment with competing deadlines


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.



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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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