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Recruitment #17-000520-0005




Maryland Department of Health

Office of Health Care Quality

Developmental Disabilities Unit

55 Wade Avenue

Catonsville, MD  21228

Main Purpose of Job

The Contractual Health Facility Surveyor Coordinator I also referred to as the Program Coordinator in the Developmental Disabilities Unit assists the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ). The Program Coordinator assists the OHCQ to achieve it's mission to promote public confidence in Maryland's health care and community services delivery system by directing the operations of one or two units in the DD Unit (Children's Mortality Investigation, Licensure and/or Investigative Units). The Program Coordinator establishes and maintains an efficient framework for consistent implementation of all phases of the survey, licensure, and enforcement activities for licensed provider agencies serving children and/or adults with developmental disabilities and for investigation of deaths occurring to individuals in DDA licensed provider agencies. The Program Coordinator establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with DD Unit Staff. OHCQ administrators, State officials, task force and/or planning committee members, stakeholders, recipients of services, licensees, and others for the purpose of: 1) Implementing the work of each unit, 2) Implementing educational activities affecting each unit, 3) Clarifying policies and procedures of each unit, and 4) Modifying unit operations as needed. This position requires that the incumbent possess and maintain a current knowledge of COMAR and federal and local regulations governing the operations of both units.


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

Experience:  Three years of experience in health facility surveying and inspection of proprietary and/or nonprofit health care institutions.


1.  Graduation from an accredited school of nursing may be substituted for the required education.

2.  A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health field or management discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administrations classifications or Health Facilities Architect/Engineering specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1.  Nurse graduates must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.  A copy of your license must be attached to your application.

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.  Employees appointed to positions in this classification will be subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day.

2.  Persons appointed to positions in these classifications will be assigned to various geographic areas on a rotating basis.

3.  Applicants must be eligible to participate in training courses for Health Facilities Surveyors as established and sponsored by the federal government. Successful completion of these courses is required for continued surveying activity.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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 If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. 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, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at