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Recruitment #21-005478-0008




MDH, Charles County Department of Health, White Plains, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to direct and coordinate all Behavioral Health Programs for the Charles County Health Department, which includes the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and the Substance Use Clinic.  This position is responsible for:  Establishing and Evaluating proper treatment and administrative positions and procedures; Maintaining and enhancing the merger of the Mental Health and Substance Use divisions; Establishing and evaluating program goals, standards and controls, as well as directs services provided; and, Determining organizational structure and staffing needs of the Charles County Behavioral Health.  This position will also promote services offered by Behavioral Health and establishes contacts for referrals and medical services. 

The Director of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for the financial stability of the mental health and substance abuse programs.  This position will forecast collections and establish reasonable budgetary projects, while participating in the formulation, implementation and modification for short and long-range plans for program operations.  This position is also responsible for the administration of grants.  Night, evening and/or weekend hours may be required.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a health or human services field and 6 years of professional health services experience, including 3 years of experience at the managerial or supervisory level and 2 years of professional experience in substance abuse or mental health.

A Master's degree may be substituted for 2 years of the professional health services experience.   


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.