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Recruitment #22-000491-0026




MDH, Developmental Disabilities Administration, 1401 Severn Street, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position will be to work with the judicial systems for adults and juveniles within the Central Maryland regional area. This position will attend District and Circuit Courts as well as the Juvenile Justice Center on behalf of the Maryland Department of Health. This position will make efforts to divert developmentally disabled individuals from incarceration and provide coordination of services for developmentally disabled individuals committed to a Maryland Department of Health facility for therapeutic treatment in a state hospital, drug treatment program, or at the secured evaluation therapeutic treatment unit (SETT). This position will also ensure timely review, completion and submission of all reports needed for the judiciary system in the Central Maryland Region for both adult and juvenile courts. This position will also attend court hearings/reviews as required, review court dockets and schedules from the various divisions of the Maryland Judiciary, and submit court orders to pertinent CMRO staff for services being requested by the Court. This position will provide information for treatment plans and services that are written into the Pre-Trial Condition of Release as deemed necessary. This position will review all court documents as received (i.e. Statement of charges, psychiatric evaluations, criminal case history reports and applicant of statement of charges). This position will also research if eligibility is determined and ensure the Critical Needs List Report has been completed. Additionally, this position will work jointly with SETT staff to develop after-care/ discharge plans, participate in weekly teleconference calls with the Statewide Forensic Coordinator and with representatives from DDA Forensic Services, SRC (Potomac Center), and SETT professional staff to review SETT/SRC cases. Interactions with applicants, families, and stakeholders is necessary, and good customer service, while working with internal and external customers of DDA. This position will be responsible for a critical element of the DDA program, providing guidance to local programs, services, and making recommendations on improvement to existing services. As the region that has the largest number of forensically involved individuals, this position is critical to work to prevent the recidivism of individuals in the community. This involves community outreach, and frequent communication with local health departments, and regional providers, along with management of statistics and recommendations regarding program services. Technical Assistance to statewide providers, cross collaboration and engagement with all regions, and represent the region at Local Care Team and facilitate START program coordination.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years must have been in the Developmental Disabilities option.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or      human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the Developmental Disabilities option must be as follows: professional work related to the support services and programs for developmentally disabled clients.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have knowledge/experience with the court system, including mental health court and juvenile court, as it relates to children aging out of DSS services, and adult court, and experience with court dockets and documents (statement of charges, forensic evaluations and criminal case history reports).


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.

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