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Recruitment #18-000103-0001




MDH, Potomac Center, Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Superintendent functions as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for the organization in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The COO will direct the Programs and Facility Operations to include:  Maintenance, Police, Human Resources, Fiscal, Procurement, Quality Improvement and Program Directors.  This position will also be responsible for all program planning, organizing, operating and staffing.  The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program aspect of the annual budget in conjunction with the Fiscal Specialist.  The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring that all services are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Licensing requirements. The COO will also assist the CEO in planning, organizing and implementing a Strategic Plan that aligns with the Mission, Vision, and policies of the Developmental Disabilities Administration & the Maryland Department of Health.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Health, Human Services or Management Field and have 5 years of professional experience, including 2 years of a managerial or supervisory level. 

A related Masters Degree will substitute for one year of general experience.  Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


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.