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Recruitment #18-002344-0003




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide assistance with the implementation of crisis and criminal justice services assigned to the Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services. This position will focus primarily on programs related to criminal justice and assist the Director of the Office with identifying best practices related to reentry services including assistance with program oversight, writing and reviewing proposals, and researching grant and funding opportunities as to create new programs to assist individuals who have behavioral health issues with successful re-entry. This position will assist the Director of Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services with implementing trauma specific programs and trauma informed care. Additionally, duties will include providing direction, oversight and implementation of the Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program (MCCJTP), the Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health and Recovery (TAMAR) Project, DataLink, Drug Court, Crisis Intervention, and Behavioral Health Disaster Services.

This position will be responsible for the coordination and review of all contracts related to jail mental health services as well as assisting with projects related to community reentry from jail or prison, HIV community planning, victim services, and the review of local all-hazards plans.

This position plays a significant role in the mission of the agency and the Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services. Services for individuals who have experienced natural and man-made disasters, criminal justice involvement and/or histories of trauma are included in BHA's priority populations. Also, this position assists with fulfilling the Office of Crisis and Criminal Justice Services mission to foster the development of programs and services for consumers of mental health and substance use services with special needs.


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 in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 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. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for mentally ill patients.

3. 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.

4. 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 desired candidate will have experience with criminal justice based behavioral health care.  This includes pre-trial diversion and community reentry programs.  Preference to individuals with a knowledge of behavioral health treatment in the criminal justice system.  Preference to individuals with experience in disaster preparedness planning.  Possess strong writing skills with a focus on grant writing.  Possess a strong knowledge of Excel to create spreadsheets and charts.


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.

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 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.



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.