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Recruitment #17-001725-0001




DHMH/St. Mary's County Health Department, Health Promotion and Community Service Unit, Leonardtown, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to lead the planning, oversight, and evaluation of a comprehensive Behavioral Health System in St. Mary's County, including population-based initiatives to improve behavioral health outcomes. Behavioral Health involves both substance misuse prevention and control as well as mental health. This position manages subordinate managers and supervisors who oversee population-level efforts in behavioral health.

This position leads a unit that works closely with many public and private partners throughout the county to address adequacy of local behavioral health treatment services, ensure the behavioral health needs of vulnerable populations are being considered, implement and evaluate collaborative initiatives to address prevention and control of substance misuse at the population level, implement and evaluate collaborative initiatives to optimize mental health outcomes, and ensure that comprehensive and culturally-sensitive health education and behavioral health resources are provided to residents and their families.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional work related to treatment and development of mentally ill patients, and four of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Applicants may substitute a master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services field for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

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


The preferred candidate for this position will possess one or more of the following:

  • Prior experience with population-level efforts in behavioral health (includes experience in mental health services and substance misuse services) to improve health outcomes; and experience in behavioral health community-wide planning; OR
  • Prior experience in oversight of behavioral health system (including quality assurance, compliance, grievances, complaints, and reporting)and coordinating activities of publicly funded behavioral health services; OR
  • Prior experience and familiarity with contract acquisition and contract oversight with public and private partners.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and/or 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. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year. Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended; however, the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5:00 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.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants 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.