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Recruitment #18-000714-0005




MDH/Behavioral Health Administration

Clinical Services Division

Treatment and Recovery Unit

Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position, grant funded for two (2) years, will serve as the Project Director for the State Opioid Response (S.O.R.) grant, a $65 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) initiative designed to increase and expand access to treatment and recovery support, advance substance use prevention in coordination with other federal efforts, and improve retention in care using a chronic care model. This initiative will also help to deliver evidence-based treatment interventions that include medications that are FDA approved specifically for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and psychosocial interventions, design primary and secondary prevention methods, and place greater emphasis on peer and other recovery support.

This position will be responsible for fiscal and administrative management, oversight of the implementation of the grant, and on-going activities of the project to include supervision of program staff; ensuring the completion of all grant deliverables, monitoring and reporting on jurisdictional adherence with required performance measures, and responding to complaints or concerns related to the project.

This position will also be responsible for analyzing program data and working collaboratively with jurisdictional implementation teams and other state and local stakeholders to effectively utilize project resources and to maintain an integrated service delivery system, promote public health, sustained recovery and safety for service recipients, families, and communities.


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 services to persons with alcohol or other substance addiction, 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 should possess the following:

experience providing treatment services to persons with alcohol or other substance use disorders (including Medication-Assisted Treatment);

experience with project management;

experience with grant programs (or other similar administrative or operational experiences).


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 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.



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

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.