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Developmental Disabilities Unit Program Coordinator

Recruitment #19-002586-0079




MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Developmental Disabilities Unit, Columbia, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will assist the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) in achieving its mission to promote public confidence in Maryland's health care and community services delivery systems by directing the operations of one or two units in the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Unit (Children's, Mortality Investigation, Licensure and/or Investigative Units). This position will establish and maintain an efficient framework for consistent implementation of all phases of the survey, licensure and enforcement activities for licensed provider agencies which serve children and/or adults with developmental disabilities. Such framework will also be established and maintained for investigations of deaths occurring to individuals in DDA-licensed provider agencies.

This position will also establish and maintain cooperative relationships with DD Unit staff, OHCQ administrators and State officials, as well as task force and/or planning committee members, stakeholders, recipients of services, licensees, and others. Such relationships will be developed for the purpose of implementing the work of each unit, along with any educational activities affecting each unit. In addition, cooperative relationships will be established in order to clarify the policies and procedures of each unit and modify unit operations, as needed.

Finally, this position will require the incumbent to possess and maintain a current knowledge of COMAR, as well as federal and local regulations which govern the operations of both units.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations, or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education and experience.


The desired candidate should have experience overseeing an individual unit, department, etc. and conducting evaluations on that particular unit, department, etc. He/she should also have experience using Microsoft Office programs, in order to send and receive e-mails; access webpages; enter basic data; and, utilize common use applications.

The desired candidate will be accountable for the day-to-day operational activities of a team of professional staff. Therefore, the desired candidate should be able to make decisions regarding compliance with State regulations.


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.



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 which 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, at 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.