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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III

Surveyor, Developmental Disabilities

Recruitment #21-002247-0029

Introduction

This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health only.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) that is charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs. OHCQ is an agent of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and is the designated State survey agency in Maryland. OHCQ issues licenses which authorize the operation of a business in Maryland; recommends certification to CMS, thereby authorizing participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; conducts surveys, in order to determine compliance with State and federal regulations; and, provides technical assistance and education to providers, consumers and other stakeholders.

This position will conduct licensure, certification, and survey activities in licensed and unlicensed health care facilities and/or programs, on behalf of MDH and CMS. These activities will determine if a facility and/or applicant is in compliance with State, federal, and local laws and regulations, standards of care, and standards of practice. This position will evaluate the quality of care and services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities in various settings, which may include Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFIID) and Forensic Residential Centers (SETT Unit). 

This position will also perform administrative duties, including precepting other surveyors; interpreting regulations; and, providing technical assistance. Additionally, this position will participate in Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) conferences and provide testimony in hearings. 

These activities directly support OHCQ’s mission to protect the health and safety of Marylanders in the health care continuum. This position will be expected to understand the complexities of the health care spectrum as it intersects with developmental disabilities facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules, or regulations, or analysis of operational programs, or procedures with recommendations for improvement, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education and experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience conducting surveys, as well as experience determining a Developmental Disability (DD) provider's compliance with federal, State and/or local regulations, including accurately documenting any deficient practices.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health only.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.