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Recruitment #17-005482-0025




MDH, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide clinical direction and leadership to DDA staff and provide guidance on clinical services provided to individuals who receive DDA funded services. This position will develop and implement statewide policies and guidance for psychological and behavioral services rendered by community agencies; evaluate current services and make recommendations to improve the delivery of psychological and behavioral services; provide leadership in evaluating training curricula related to psychological and behavioral services; and, work with external stakeholders in developing policies, procedures, guidance and training to improve the service delivery system.

The DDA provides funding for services to support over 24,000 individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. These community based services are provided through a network of over 200 provider agencies throughout the state. The annual budget for community based services is approximately $1.1 billion.


Candidates must possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university (Doctorate degree preferred) and six (6) years of health or human services professional experience, including three (3) years at a supervisory or management level.


The successful candidate will have experience with psychological and behavioral supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Also, the successful candidate will have experience with Positive Behavior Support strategies and initiatives that facilitate least restrictive techniques.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. A 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. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, 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 additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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