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Recruitment #22-005188-0007




MDH, Springfield Hospital Center
6655 Sykesville Rd 
Sykesville, MD 21784

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this job is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership for the benefit of Springfield Hospital patients, and to provide a pastoral environment that is caring and actively responsive to all elements of human dignity. This position is based upon the premise that human beings are a single entity comprising body, mind and spirit. The mission of this position is to enhance mental health through supporting and strengthening the spiritual side of the patient population that we serve. Supports the mission of the organization through active participation in clinical efforts to provide treatment in a recovery-oriented environment. The foundation of a recovery-oriented environment is respect and a commitment to safety in the least restrictive manner possible. This position is considered an Essential Emergency Employee.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provides pastoral care ministry to patients and staff members requesting services. 
  • Provides regularly scheduled organized religious functions to all patients who request it. 
  • Participates in hospital-wide functions in order to promote a pastoral-spiritual environment that is caring and responsive to all elements of human dignity. 
  • Participates in ongoing Performance Improvement and special projects as requested. This is done through analysis of treatment and program outcomes and participation in Performance Improvement teams.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's of divinity degree from a recognized theological seminary or equivalent and be ordained or commissioned to function in a ministry.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Board certified chaplain.
  • Experience in chaplaincy and ministry.
  • Experience working with the mentally ill.


This is a Special Appointment 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. 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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