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Center for Excellence Resource Homes Administrator

Recruitment #20-002052-0002


This recruitment is being reposted to allow additional candidates to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already applied for this recruitment, 20-002052-0002, please DO NOT APPLY; your existing application remains on file for this recruitment.








Main Purpose of Job

The successful candidate will have overall administrative and leadership responsibility for the new Center for Excellence in Family Resource Development – a four year, federal Children’s Bureau funded project.  This exciting collaborative venture between the federal Children’s Bureau, DHS/SSA and four local departments of social services, the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, and the Grand Challenges in Social Work Initiative is the only one of its kind in the nation, providing tremendous opportunity for creativity and having a real impact on the foster care system.

This position provides oversight and technical assistance to all 24 local jurisdictions related to the recruitment and training of public resource homes and is responsible for all federal reporting and the submission of the annual recruitment and retention plan. 

This position is responsible for providing leadership to the Project Steering Committee and Advisory Board, as well as oversight, management and technical assistance to the four pilot sites as well as the overall project.  This leader will develop, coordinate, maintain, and manage a project work plan that translates project objectives into actionable and accountable, plans.  Further responsibilities include regular communication with all collaborating organizations, and compiling progress reports and presentations for state and federal leadership.


Applicants must meet all minimum (AND SELECTIVE; SEE NEXT SECTION) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying. 

EDUCATION: Possession of a master's degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education. 

EXPERIENCE: Seven years of professional experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, four years of which must have been in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity. 


1.) These requirements are established by the Social Service Administration by authority provided in Human Services §4-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.  

2.) Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years of the required general experience must include DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND/OR MONITORING/REPORTING on a budget for GRANT-FUNDED CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS.


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

1. Three years of experience in working with foster youth and families, preferably foster parent recruitment, retention, and training.

2. Two years of experience collaborating with agency stakeholders and partners.

3. Two years of experience writing/analyzing data reports.

4. Two years of experience supervising staff.

5. Experience with research and innovation on best practice in Child Welfare.

6. Experience establishing evaluation and outcomes criteria.


1. Candidates filling positions in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties are 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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

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



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.


All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.


If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.


If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please email Scott Waddel at


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 applicants are encouraged to apply.


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.


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Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.