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Recruitment #17-002587-0006




DHMH/Behavioral Health Administration, Accreditation and Mental Health Compliance Unit, Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position is under the direction of the Deputy Director, Systems Management and supervision of the Director of Managed Care and Quality Improvement. This position will be functioning with advanced clinical and administrative knowledge, skills and abilities. This position will provide ongoing leadership of the Behavioral Health Administration's (BHA) accreditation initiative and associated compliance processes. The purpose of this position is to ensure the successful transition of all community-based behavioral health programs from the existing regulations (COMAR 10.21 and 10.47) to newly approved regulations (COMAR 10.63) and the long term maintenance of those programs under the aforementioned regulations. The magnitude of this transition and maintenance effort involves more than 500 current behavioral health providers with multiple program types and sites, as well as an unknown number of new behavioral health providers. Additionally, this position is the front-line point of contact for consultation, collaboration and ongoing interface with four different accreditation bodies, each with more than sixteen different standards with which this position must become intricately familiar.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


The strongly preferred candidate will possess the following:

  • Master's degree in a Behavioral Health (mental health/substance use disorder), Public Health, Health Science, or related field
  • Three years of program management experience, including leadership of interagency initiatives/processes
  • Two years of experience supervising professional staff
  • Strong analytical, collaboration, writing, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge/understanding of and experience applying State regulations and/or accreditation standards


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.


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 incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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.