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State Coordinator

Recruitment #22-002818-0019




Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide ongoing screening and referral, Care Coordination Services, and collaboration between consumers and community partners such as the Recovery Wellness Center, DUI/Drug Court, Probation/Parole, Coordinated System of Homeless Services, Residential Treatment Providers, Transitional Programs, and the Behavioral Health Treatment Center and other related services to consumers and their families with substance abuse and mental health issues in Howard County who seek to recover from these disorders. This position also requires grant monitoring experience, which includes ongoing data and progress reporting in the designated electronic health record (EHR) system. This position is designed to assist individuals with substance use as they move from one level of service to another with the goal of providing smoother and stronger connections and support between treatment agencies and community support networks. It requires knowledge of treatment and community services as well as Care Coordination and Case Management Services. Multi-cultural experience, training, and knowledge regarding how to refer and connect consumers from many populations to services is critical in order to assist in transitions back to communities. This position will also be responsible for conducting outreach to community and behavioral health providers as needed.

This position is eligible for hybrid telework.


25% - Spends the expected amount of time in providing a wide variety of specialized and varied direct patient services as outlined by current performance measures designated by the Behavioral Health Administration.

20% - Works collaboratively and develops the appropriate relationship with the patient to develop a recovery plan that addresses the problems unique to the individual with measurable criteria for completion and improving the quality of life.

20% - Prepares written reports and evaluations as required by state COMAR agency Policies and Procedures and MDH/BHA 85% of the time.  This includes grant monitoring related duties: data reporting, billing, etc.

20% - Case Management and Care Coordination duties:  Could include assisting client in applying/obtaining housing, insurance, benefits for DSS/SSA, SSI/SSDI, Medical Services, GED assistance, employment services, replacement identification cards, transportation, cognitive testing, triaging community services, conducting surveys etc.   Provide BHA mandated Care Coordination and monitoring for all Howard County patients referred to inpatient treatment to ensure that once they are discharged they are transitioned successfully to the next level of care.

15% - Performs other related duties, including but not limited to attending appropriate meetings relevant to the coordinator position, accepting responsibility for special projects as assigned, participated in appropriate professional education and training for roles and responsibilities of work assignments as requested or approved by supervisor and participates in Emergency Preparedness drills or actual events.


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

Experience: Two years of professional experience in health services, one year must have been in the Health Services 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 Health Services option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

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.


Desired qualifications:
  • Experience with grant monitoring, which includes, but is not limited to tracking funding, data reporting, auditing, planning, and implementation.
  • Professional or administrative staff experience working in the areas of mental health and substance use interventions. 
  • Experience providing and managing consumer cases/services using Electronic Health Records (EHR) and/or Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
  • Experience with coordinating community agencies’ resources such as housing, transportation, employment, and other related transitional services.
  • Ability to prioritize work and complete tasks efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer literacy skills, specifically with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint (365).
  • Detail-oriented to complete requirements of files and contract compliance.
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal and communication skills required.


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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