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Recruitment #21-001532-0007




Department of Human Services
Social Services Administration
Office of Child Welfare Practice and Policy
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a policy analyst for the Out-of-Home Placement Program. The purpose of this position is to institute changes in policy, operational standards, and service delivery across all Out-of-Home Placement Service Programs and to develop and implement innovative strategies that support the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood.

This position assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of certain Child Welfare Programs, in coordination with the local Departments of Social Services and other service providers, both public and private; to monitor local departments for program effectiveness and compliance with state regulations and to represent the Out-of-Home Placement Unit within the Department of Human Services and in the community by participation in workgroups, boards, committees and other activities in order to foster independence and safety for the State's vulnerable children and families.


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

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.


1. Additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at may be substituted the rate of 30 semester hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.


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

One year of experience working in Child Welfare.


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

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. Two years of experience leading or co-leading work groups and committees.

2. Two years of experience providing either consultation, technical assistance, monitoring a human service or child welfare program and/or project management experience in a human service or child welfare program.

3. Three years of experience in human services or child welfare leading groups and engagement activities for transitional aged youths ages 14-21.

4. One year of experience in Out-of-Home Placement.


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. 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.

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.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are not able to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:  Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: Betty Ketterman, 311 West Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email Voice 410-767-7147, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347. 

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 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation. 

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.