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Recruitment #22-005609-0001


Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) is a Maximum Security facility, commonly referred to as Maryland’s forensic psychiatric hospital. CTPHC receives patients requiring psychiatric evaluation who have been accused of felonies and have raised the Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) defense and/or their Competency to Stand Trial is in question. CTPHC provides treatment to offenders who have been adjudicated NCR and/or Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) and CTPHC accepts, by transfer, felony inmates from correctional facilities who meet the criteria for involuntary commitment (IVA). Additionally, CTPHC accepts patients from other State Regional Psychiatric Hospitals whose behavior is violent and aggressive.

The mission of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) is to perform timely pretrial evaluations of defendants referred by the judicial circuit of Maryland, provide quality assessments of and treatment for all patients, and provide maximum security custody of patients to ensure public safety.




Maryland Department of Health, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, Jessup, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Executive Officer for the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center provides executive leadership for all aspects of the hospital in order to accomplish the mission of the hospital - to provide competent treatment for its patients of whom many are severe and persistently mentally ill, restore forensically involved patients to competency to stand trial, treat all employees as its most valued asset, foster a collaborative and productive relationships with key stakeholders, accomplish its goals and objectives with efficiency and fiscal accountability, manage its responsibilities with sensitivity to the surrounding community, and enhance its role as a progressive force in the behavioral health community and as a leader in providing effective behavioral healthcare. The hospital provides services to adult forensic and civilly committed patients.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health, human services, business administration or related field and six years of experience managing health service operations in a behavioral health care setting, including at least four years of experience with direct supervision of staff.

The Ideal  candidate will possess a Master's in Business Administration, Hospital/Healthcare Administration, Public Health Administration or equivalent degree, as well as  significant experience in a behavioral health setting, an understanding of forensic services in a health care or social service environment, experience with various health care regulatory and licensure standards and processes,  hospital quality improvement initiatives,  as well as experience overseeing fiscal and human resources.


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.

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