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Surveyor, Long-Term Care Unit (FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #21-002247-0044

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Long-Term Care 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 also 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 audits of Resident Fund accounts, including OHCQ's bond; banking records; reconciliation; unclaimed property; closed accounts; quarterly statements; and, resident withdrawal activity. This position will also conduct licensure, certification, and survey activities in both licensed and unlicensed health care facilities or programs, on behalf of MDH and CMS. The purpose of these activities is to determine if a facility or applicant is in compliance with State, federal, and local laws and regulations, standards of care, and standards of practice.

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 with interpreting, analyzing, reporting, and auditing financial information data.

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

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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.