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Center of Excellence Mental Health Coordinator (Contractual)

Recruitment #22-002247-0174




Gov. Ofc. of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Mental Health Coordinator (Coordinator) provides support to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (the Office) with the implementation of the Center of Excellence (COE). Within the Office, the COE will consist of the Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence (CITCE) and the Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence (BHPS-COE). The Coordinator will collaborate and work within a team that includes a Law Enforcement Coordinator, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, Data Analyst, and members of the Office’s Criminal Justice Programs. The COE team will work closely with the Crisis Intervention Teams, Behavioral Health Authorities, Public Safety, and other agencies throughout the state involved in the implementation of Senate Bill 305 (2020) and Senate Bill 857 (2021). Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required.


Technical Support 
The candidate should be familiar with Senate Bill 305 (2020) and Senate Bill 857 (2021). Assist the COE to provide technical support to local governments, law enforcement, public safety agencies, behavioral health agencies, and crisis service providers to develop and implement a crisis intervention model program. Monitor statewide progress.

Strategic Planning 
Assist the COE, and its stakeholders, to help each jurisdiction in developing a community health and public safety plan. Lead efforts in the development of the COE’s multi-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing treatment and reducing the detention of individuals with behavioral health disorders. 

  • Aid local jurisdictions in the state to develop a 2-year community health and public safety plan; and 
  • Assist in the development of a strategic plan to increase treatment and reduce the detention of individuals with behavioral health disorders in the criminal justice system. 

Reporting Requirements 
Assist in the completion of required reports to the Governor’s Office and General Assembly as required.

Understand the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) to facilitate planning workshops, summits, and SIM train-the trainer meetings. 

Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination 
Regularly engage stakeholders, both   virtually and in-person, in the strategic planning efforts related to the COE.

Grants and Funding 
Identify funding opportunities for stakeholders and the COE.

Represent the Office and Administration on committees, councils, workgroups, conferences, and other events as needed.


Experience: Seven years experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and three years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


Our Preferred Candidate Will Have the Following:
A degree in criminal justice, the social sciences or related field. 
Experience working with various levels of local, state, and federal agencies in a mental/behavioral health or human service-related field.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency and have a current employment contract of 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) will be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Paid leave will accrue at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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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