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Family First Prevention Analyst


Recruitment #24-001532-0008


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than one million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we leave no one behind. 




Maryland Department of Human Services 
Social Service Administration 
Family Preservation/Prevention Services 
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the development of certain plans, policies, procedures and regulations for Prevention Services (especially related to the Family First Prevention Services Act) and Family Preservation Services to achieve safety, permanency and well-being needs of children. The primary focus will be on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)-- implementation, monitoring of case practice, Request for Proposal (RFP) development and management, assisting local departments procure/secure specific EBPs and monitor EBP service contracts. The program operates in all 24 local departments who require additional technical assistance, training and guidance on understanding of FFPSA implementation and requirements. 


  • Monitors 24 Local Departments of Social Services for compliance with federal and State regulations; Monitors complex projects of a statewide scope to determine progress and effectiveness.
  • Provides technical assistance to Local Departments of Social Services and private child welfare agencies about updates and new policies and procedures related to FFPSA that impact child welfare services; Participates with federal partners in discussing the implications of federal regulations as they impact child welfare services in Maryland especially with regards to FFPSA.
  • Prepare policy directives outlining program policies and procedures primarily on FFPSA which should include collaboration with local department staff and stakeholders; Develop and maintain appropriate child welfare service policies, to reflect changes in federal and state laws as become necessary with FFPSA.
  • Prepares detail commentary about proposed legislation that includes letters of support, suggested amendments, and formal testimony; Attends legislative committee hearings for relevant proposed legislation.
  • Prepares budget items for child welfare programs including justification statements; Prepares the baseline budget based on experience and expansion needs of the program.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.


1. Candidates may substitute additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at the rate of 30 credit hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Six months of experience participating in a workgroup, task force, committee, or board relevant to child welfare, early education, or human services.

One year of experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting data reports.

One year of experience drafting reports, literature, or written correspondence relevant to child welfare, early education, or human services.


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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS.

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Positions may be eligible for telework.


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 Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or email

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 


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 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

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.


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