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Recruitment #21-002729-0002




Department of Human Services

Social Service Administration


311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, MD  21201

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) 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 bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Seven years experience in administrative, professional or technical work, two years of which must have involved supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.


1. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general experience.

2. Experience in a human service program may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required four years of college education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Administrative Officer classifications or Administrative Officer specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


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 Human Service Program.


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 working with foster youth and families, preferably foster parent recruitment, retention, and training.

2. One year of experience collaborating with agency stakeholders and partners.

3. One year of experience writing/analyzing data reports.

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

5. Experience establishing evaluation and outcomes criteria.


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 assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related 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 must be provided prior to hire.



Online applications 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, Attention:  Betty Ketterman, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 137, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5:00 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 email requested information to  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 call 410-767-7147.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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.