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Recruitment #18-005484-0002




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration's (BHA) Office of Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services.  This position coordinates and monitors the State-wide continuum of BHA services for Children, Adolescent and Young Adults; plans and develops new service programming; collaborates with other child, adolescent and young adult services agencies, including the Children's Cabinet, in developing an integrated, child and family centered service delivery system and system of care; and, provides specialized clinical, consultative and research service to BHA and other youth service agencies. This position provides administrative, clinical and consultative behavioral health services to child, adolescent and young adult programs of BHA and supervises the Chief Executive Officers of the two Regional Institute's for Children and Adolescents (RICA), which provide residential treatment and education programs to children and adolescents up to age 18.


Education:  Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral health or human services field, business administration, health care management, public administration, or related field of study. 

Experience:  Six years of experience managing clinical and administration/operations in an organization which provides behavioral health care services to children and adolescents.  Four of the six years of experience must have included program management and direct supervision of staff. 


The desired candidate will possess a Doctorate degree.  The desired candidate will also have knowledge of Maryland's public behavioral health system of care to children and adolescents including inpatient psychiatric services and Medicaid.  Experience with data driven decision making, clinical research methodology, and financial management including value based contracting is also desired.


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.