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Recruitment #18-002944-0001




MDH, Dorchester County Health Department, Cambridge, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to perform managerial level work in the local health department's behavioral healthcare system. This position requires clinical background specific expertise, and work-related experience with programs who serve clientele with co-occurring disorders, both SUD and concurrent psychiatric/mental health diagnoses. Employee is responsible for directing programs unique to this agency's mission and operations (Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, Early Intervention Program/DWI Education and Detention Center Substance Use Disorder Program) and provides assistant to the Program Director all aspects of program oversight, with the ability to make independent decisions regarding treatment program management and operations to include staffing, staff supervision, grants and budgetary issues. Employee has supervisory and managerial responsibility for the work of other employees in the Skilled or Professional Services.

This position develops, directs and manages all activities of the three substance use disorder programs within the Addictions Services Department of the Health Department. This position requires advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and expertise relative to mental health/psychiatric disorders as well as the co-occurring disordered population. The position establishes overall policies and procedures for the programs, oversees implementation and approves revisions. It establishes and evaluates program goals, standards, and controls to meet program mission and objectives. The position oversees and manages the personnel and financial resources of the programs to include; development of short and long-range plans for program operations and resources, staffing needs of the programs, development and training of program staff, planning, coordination, supervision and evaluation of the work of subordinate staff. The Assistant Director represents the department as a liaison with Directors, Managers of other agencies and Public Officials concerning program development, activities, collaborations and promotes the program through contacts with interested groups, and the general public. This position performs other related duties as required by the department, states regulatory and accreditation agencies.


Qualified candidates must possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field and six years professional clinical or administrative experience in health services, five of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.

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.  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.


The desired applicant will be a LCSW-C and will be experienced in providing treatment for adults and adolescents with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.


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.