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Recruitment #21-005483-0007






MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position oversees and manages through subordinate managers, system planning and management of publicly funded behavioral health services which are provided through managed care systems, local authorities, the Behavioral Health Administration and within the MDH system of care.  This position oversees requirements and deliverables of contractors, including outcome measurement and analysis, quality reviews, evaluation, and planning.  It ensures that the payment systems implemented through Medicaid/managed care, state and other federal funds, the administrative service organization and corresponding health service delivery systems are consistent with MDH and BHA goals for each, and that they function as a comprehensive and effective system of care for behavioral health.  It oversees and manages planning, implementation and coordination required for various grants and contracts, as well as planning and implementation activities for the Medicaid funded system of care as they relate to behavioral health services.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Health, Hospital Administration, Health Care Administration or other Health Services area and at least six years of professional experience at a senior level in program planning and development in health care, two years of which must have included supervisory responsibilities for a professional staff.  

Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.


The desired candidate will have:

  1. Knowledge of Maryland’s public behavioral health system of care including core service agencies and community providers, substance use disorders, managed care and quality improvement.
  2. Skill or experience in contract management including evaluation of services provided/deliverables, fiscal oversight and reconciliation. 

In addition, the desired candidate will be skilled at communications and giving presentations, writing or editing technical documents, with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.


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.