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Recruitment #18-004244-0005




MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Developmental Disabilities Unit, Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Health Care Quality, Developmental Disabilities Unit's Health Facility Survey Nurse I- also referred to as the Surveyor- assists OHCQ and the DD Unit to achieve its mission, by performing licensure and regulatory duties which evaluate programs and services provided by DDA licensees. This position also conducts surveys and investigations in health-care facilities, such as group homes for adults, group homes for children and Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including the State's Holly Center and Potomac Center. In particular, this position conducts investigations, initial surveys and re-licensure surveys, as well as monitors visits to determine if DDA licensed programs and funded services comply with policies, regulations, and laws which affect the overall health, safety and well-being of individuals.

Additionally, this position participates in Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) meetings and/or the Mortality Review Committee, representing OHCQ and, as needed, provides support and/or clarification of survey and investigation findings. This position is required to possess and maintain current knowledge of COMAR, federal and local regulations governing the operations of DDA licensees, as well as maintain the training required to perform essential job functions in the unit.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Notes: 1. Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse may be substituted for the Education requirement.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing specialty codes in the inspection of health care facilities and program field of work on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have training and experience as a registered nurse, as well as experience with making decisions regarding compliance with state regulations. He/she should also be able to accurately document deficient practices.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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, at 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.