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PSCS A/D Certified Associate Counselor, Supervisor

Recruitment #24-004710-0002


"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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Select all locations you are willing to work as this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies across the state of Maryland.

Washington County

Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC)

Roxbury Correctional Institution

18800 Roxbury Rd. Hagerstown, MD 21746


The Alcohol and Drug Certified Associate Counselor, Supervisor provides administrative and supervision, and leadership to the A/D Associate Counselors responsible for assessing all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and to provide counseling, intervention, and treatment and rehabilitation services to those inmates with substance abuse disorder(s). This may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed.

Such services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and evaluate the work of addiction counselors, to include client record reviews and monitor the administration of treatment services. Insure compliance with COMAR standards for substance abuse treatment. Provide corrective recommendations for improving skills in the administration of substance abuse counseling services

  • Assign tasks to addiction counselors related to data collection, reports, and the administration of substance abuse services

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

  • Review assessments completed assure scoring accuracy

  • Assist the Regional Supervisor in the implementation of substance use disorder services that comply with the department’s strategy for providing services

  • Review clinical files to ensure completed documentation within the required timeframe

  • Maintain contact with internal and external resources such as community based addiction providers in support of providing aftercare services

  • Participate in continued professional development through educational training.


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


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug with a Board Approved Supervision letter.  


Experience: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug with a Board Approved Supervision letter.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates placed in this classification must be either certified by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.  

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 must possess graded courses in management and supervision as defined by the Abuse Administration (ADAA), Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  This training must be approved by ADAA.  Inquiries concerning this training must be addressed to the Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services, 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland  21228.  

2. Employees 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 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.




  • 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


Additional benefits may be available to employees of this classifications.

  • Release time for job-related CEU training

  • Reimbursement of costs of licensure or certification as required by clinical specialty

  • Tuition reimbursement available through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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. 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.

Kimberly Banks


If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, 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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