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Recruitment #24-006188-0002





MDH, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health/Behavioral Health Administration.  This position serves as an agent of the Deputy Secretary.

With the authority delegated by the Deputy Secretary, this position manages approximately 5 staff and oversees day-to-day activities and operation of the executive office. The incumbent oversees governmental affairs, including legislation, regulation, public information, constituent requests, policy development and special project activities of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA.)  The incumbent coordinates and has knowledge of priority and routine issues within BHA. The position represents the Deputy Secretary at meetings, committees and workgroups and provides presentations as needed. 


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Business Administration, Public Health, Public Administration or a Juris Doctorate Degree and six years of experience in professional health services work, to include three years of experience with the legislative process on a national, state or local level, and at least two years of this experience must have involved the supervision of other employees.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:
  • Excellent project management skills and strong analytical skills, including the ability to decipher needs and insights from data;
  • Experience leading teams;
  • Experience developing comprehensive and large-scale reports and presentations for a variety of groups;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and, 
  • Expert knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.


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