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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II, Mental Health

Director, Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA)

Recruitment #19-001723-0001

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Calvert County Health Department, Local Behavioral Health Authority Unit, Prince Frederick, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will lead the planning, oversight and evaluation of a comprehensive Behavioral Health System in Calvert County, including population-based initiatives, to improve behavioral health outcomes. Behavioral Health includes substance misuse, prevention and control, as well as mental health. 

This position will also manage subordinate managers and supervisors who oversee population-level efforts in behavioral health. He/she will lead a unit that works closely with many public and private partners throughout the county to address the adequacy of local behavioral health treatment services and ensure that the behavioral health needs of vulnerable populations are being considered.   

Finally, this position will work to implement and evaluate collaborative initiatives to address prevention and control of substance misuse at the population level, as well as to optimize mental health outcomes and ensure that comprehensive and culturally-sensitive health educational and behavioral health resources are provided to residents and their families.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional work related to treatment and development of mentally ill patients, and three of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.

Notes: 1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience working in a Mental Health or Addiction program. He/she should also have experience working with budgets.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.