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Forensic Coordinator **REPOST**

Recruitment #21-004182-0001






Springfield Hospital Center
6655 Sykesville Rd. 
Sykesville, MD 21784

Main Purpose of Job

The (administrative) forensic coordinator functions as the social work member of the forensic specialty team within the Office of Forensic Services at Springfield Hospital Center. This Office provides evaluative and consultative services to Courts around the State, in addition to operating in a liaison role with clinical teams at the Hospital regarding legal issues faced by their patients. Along with the Director of the Office of Forensic Services, this position provides leadership and educational services to clinical and administrative staff, and this position represents the Hospital at Statewide meetings and in county-level forensic meetings. The forensic coordinator participates in pretrial evaluations, represents the Hospital in administrative hearings, testifies as needed, and assists teams in preparing patients for release.

Some job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 
  • Coordinates ambulatory evaluations with the admission office staff. 
  • Provides liaison and consultative services to clinical teams regarding the aftercare needs of forensic patients in the context of the patients' legal situations and clinical needs. 
  • Assists the Director of Forensic Services and the Forensic Secretary in tracking forensic patients, coordinating and assigning cases, scheduling outpatient evaluations, and responding to data requests from Hospital Administration and the MDH Office of Court-Ordered Evaluations and Placements. (OCEP)
  • Presents the Hospital's position on patients' level of care needs at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearings by interviewing and cross examining witnesses, reviewing records, overseeing the development of release conditions, presenting opening and closing statements, etc. 


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience: Two years of experience rendering clinical social work services in a health care or treatment setting subsequent to the receipt of an approved Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university. 

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should be familiar with Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) processes. In addition, the desired candidate should also have experience with reviewing court documents such as statement of charges, court orders for commitment to MDH and detainers, etc.


1. Candidates must be licensed as a Certified Social Worker or Certified Social Worker, Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the Maryland Department of Health Testing Unit.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess an appropriate 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 that 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 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.