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PSCS A/D Associate Counselor Provisional

Recruitment #18-004706-0001




The current vacancy is in Hagerstown, Maryland; however, this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in other DPSCS institutions. We encourage you to apply at this time and select all of the locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

Main Purpose of Job

To access all incoming inmates in a designated institution for substance abuse problems and provide counseling, intervention, intense treatment and rehabilition services to those inmates with substance abuse disorder(s) which may also include inmates that are dually diagnosed.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a health or human services counseling field from an accredited educational institution approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists or completion of a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and training.  

Experience: None.


1. In accordance with Health Occupations Title 17 and Code of Maryland Regulations 10.58.07, candidates must apply for and receive a letter of authorization to practice as a trainee from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists within 90 days of their date of hire.    

2. Employees must successfully obtain certification or licensure from the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug within one year of meeting the experience requirements for Certified Associate Counselor.  

3. 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.  


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and place on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street

Baltimore, MD 21201.

For information concerning this recruitment you may call Barbara Middleton 410-767-4854.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.

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