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Recruitment #18-005482-0028




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Program Director at the Intake Unit, a locked evaluation and treatment facility for court ordered individuals diagnosed with psychiatric illness. This management position oversees the clinical and programmatic operations of a 24 bed forensic inpatient facility, approximately 30 staff and manages all aspects of the facilities operations through the direct supervision of professional staff. The Program Director provides leadership in resolving legal, programmatic and fiscal issues while maintaining compliance with State and Federal standards. The Program Director coordinates and collaborates with government agencies, legislators, private treatment providers, courts and detention centers.


Bachelor's Degree in health, human services, criminal justice, business administration or related field; Masters desired.

Six years of experience providing health services or overseeing operations in a behavioral health care setting (MH/Addictions/DD) to include some targeted experience in program planning, development or quality improvement initiatives.   Four years of past supervisory experience is required.  


Experience overseeing fiscal and human resources; experience with courts or criminal justice system.


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.

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.



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.