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Recruitment #20-000713-0002






MDH Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position will be to serve as Chief for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Substance Use in Maryland. The position will be responsible for quality improvement and expanded access to all substance use treatment services for youth aged 12 to 25 years of age. The position’s main function will be to lead critically needed home, school, and community-based initiatives that expand utilization of effective SUD services for youth, young adults and their families. In coordination with the Director of Young Adult Services, this position will assist in the future procurement of SUD related activities and services. In this context, the position is central in the State’s effort both to immediately address the state of emergency of the current Opioid Crisis and to contribute to the long term solution of similar problems in the future. This position will oversee and coordinate all state fee-for-service SUD programs and assist with management of all state and federal grant funded SUD/OUD services for adolescents and young adults. This position may also include assisting with legislative reports and other specialized projects relating to SUD issues.


Education:   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 years must have been in Addiction professional work related to treatment and services to persons with alcohol or other substance addiction and three years must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

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.


The desired candidate should have:
  • Clinical/Licensure Desired:  CSC-AD, LCADC, LCSW, LCSW-C, LCPC, LCPC-S. 
  • Substance Use Disorder clinical experience working with the adolescent/young adult population. 
  • Experience utilizing and/or knowledge of evidence based practice interventions. 
  • Experience researching, writing, coordinating, tracking the grant application process to include identifying, cultivating and soliciting new grants preferred. 
  • Experience with overall management of proposals using known grant management systems and electronic databases preferred. 
  • Time management and organizational skills with a proven track record of meeting deadlines/deliverables required. 
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with statewide systems. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism. 
  • Proficiency with computers and data entry into electronic tracking systems.


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 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.