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Recruitment #18-001334-0006




MDH/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Office of Court Ordered Evaluations and Placements, Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is mandated to respond to court orders which commit defendants in the criminal justice system to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for the purpose of evaluation to determine their need and amenability for substance abuse treatment and/or commitment (Health General - HG).

The main purpose of this position is to receive and review all HG 8-507 court orders and to review the HG 8-505 court-ordered evaluation prior to placement to ensure that the defendants are placed into treatment according to the American Society of Addicted Medicine levels of care. This position will also facilitate the admission of defendants within the criminal justice population and for those defendants who meet the guidelines of both public health and public safety. The responsibilities of this position require developing time-sensitive correspondence to ensure the Judiciary, State's Attorney Office and the Office of the Public Defender/private attorney are efficiently informed regarding the status of a case. The BHA is legislatively mandated to coordinate the HG 8-505 and 8-507 court orders.


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: Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been professional work related to treatment and services for persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.


1. Applicants may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one 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 Civil Affairs Specialist 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:

previous experience providing case management services to individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system;

current certification/licensure issued by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors as an Alcohol/Drug Counselor (any level).


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.