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Recruitment #19-002247-0023




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration-Program Direction, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Administrative Officer III within the Systems Integration/Community Liaison Services Unit of the Behavioral Health Administration is responsible for providing complex administrative duties to assist the Project Director (PD) for the State Opioid Response (S.O.R) grant initiative. The S.O.R grant is a two (2) year, $65 million SAMHSA initiative designed to increase and expand access to treatment and recovery support, advance substance use prevention in coordination with other federal efforts, and improve retention in care using a chronic care model. This initiative will also help to deliver evidence-based treatment interventions that include medications that are FDA approved specifically for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and psychosocial interventions, design primary and secondary prevention methods, and place greater emphasis on peer and other recovery support. The Administrative Officer III will be responsible for fiscal and administrative support to the Project Director and other relevant project management staff, assist in the implementation of the grant, and on-going activities of the project to include ensuring accuracy and completion of various aspects of grant deliverables, monitoring and reporting on jurisdictional adherence and timely responses to the PD regarding jurisdictional complaints or concerns related to the project. The position will ensure accuracy of data and the timely submission of information to various internal and external agencies; facilitate effective communication between functional operations of the divisions within the Behavioral Health Administration, and between the BHA and the Local Addiction Authorities (LAA), Local Behavioral Health Authorities (LBHA), vendors and sub-vendors. The position will assist in the reviewing and monitoring of project expenditures and invoice submissions, and assist in the development and monitoring of conditions of awards/grant agreements (COA's). The incumbent should be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with jurisdictional implementation teams.


Education:    Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience:  Three years experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience. 


The desirable candidate will have knowledge of general fiscal and budgetary procedures and methods and skill in using computerized fiscal applications and software to include spreadsheet software and database applications.


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. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.