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Developmental Disabilities Unit Surveyor

Recruitment #20-004244-0003




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

Main Purpose of Job

This position will assist the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) and its Developmental Disabilities (DD) Unit with achieving its mission by performing licensure and regulatory duties which evaluate programs and services provided by Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) licensees. In particular, this position will complete all assigned investigations, initial surveys, re-licensure surveys, and monitored visits, in order to successfully conduct investigations and demonstrate the required skills and knowledge related to policies, regulations and laws which affect the overall health, safety and well-being of individuals supported by DDA-provider agencies.

Additionally, this position will participate in Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) meetings and/or the Mortality Review Committee as a representative of OHCQ and, when necessary, will provide support and/or clarification of survey and investigative findings. This position will be required to possess and maintain a current knowledge of COMAR, federal and local regulations which govern the operations of DDA licensees, as well as maintain training required to perform essential job functions in the DD Unit.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute two years of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing specialty codes in the inspection of health care facilities and program field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have professional experience as a Registered Nurse, as well as experience conducting investigations of reportable incidents and/or re-licensure surveys, in order to evaluate programs funded by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 

The desired candidate should also have experience using the AspenONE Process Explorer technology system to document Statements of Deficiency (SOD), based on requirements of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Unit.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

2. 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.