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Opioid Intervention Team Coordinator

Recruitment #19-005477-0028


The Opioid Operational Command Center, under the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, brings together federal, state, and local partners to support prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts in combating the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland. Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic.

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis. 

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the agency of State Government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery.  MEMA works to ensure that all Marylanders engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient.  The Response Coordination Branch is a critical part of MEMA’s mission and the successful execution of the Agency’s Center for Preparedness Excellence. 




100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis.

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) coordinates the efforts of all state and local public health, human services, education, and public safety entities to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) Coordinator serves as the OOCC's lead coordinator with approximately twenty four local OIT agencies and with numerous non-governmental partners, including private-sector providers and advocacy groups. The OIT Coordinator assists local agencies in implementing best practices; monitors progress toward achieving the statewide plan; and directs resources to local jurisdictions.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary contact with governmental and non-governmental OIT Partners relative to overall programmatic activities and planning efforts
  • Oversees a team of local OIT Partners from 24 jurisdictions and various local non-governmental associations, including direct coordination with operational staff and agency leadership, evaluating and pursuing new initiatives, and ensuring effective program implementation and performance measurement
  • Pursue and develop relationships with non-government and community response partners, including non-profits, faith-based organizations, private-sector entities, and community organizations
  • Lead and support cross-agency state coordination and collaboration to share knowledge, strengthen communication, and foster relationship building, including providing meeting facilitation, logistical support and assistance in planning workshops, meetings, educational events, and preparedness training exercises
  • Develop and implement opioid-related preparedness and response planning/guidance as needed to ensure coordination with local OIT partners necessary to successfully complete the plan
  • Support efforts to overcome challenges and close gaps as identified by local OIT  partners
  • Facilitate the provision of technical assistance to OIT partners
  • Attend and conduct regional meetings, preparedness education and training opportunities with local Opioid Intervention partners
  • Emergency and disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by Agency Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel


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

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


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. 


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Experience with Public Speaking
  • Experience in Community Outreach/Community Liaison
  • Degree in Public Health/Behavioral Health/Social Work or related field
  • Experience working with Substance Use Disorders


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Please do not attach resumes.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:


ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information, please call 410-517-3615.

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.

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