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Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Recruitment #23-004403-0001




MDH/Carroll County Health Department, Prevention Program, Westminster, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will assist the Prevention Supervisor with coordinating and implementing grant-required, and other, alcohol and drug abuse prevention services, as well as evaluation and reporting efforts, throughout Carroll County. This position will also provide prevention education programs to both Carroll County Public Schools and to higher educational institutions.

Additionally, this position will conduct community education and outreach. Finally, this position will facilitate Mental Health First Aid trainings.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with thirty credits in Behavioral Science, Health Services, Human Services, or Education.

Experience: Two years of experience in counseling alcohol or drug dependent clients; providing therapeutic education services to alcohol or drug dependent people and their families; or, directing school or community health education.


1. Sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, including 18 credit hours in the Behavioral Sciences, Health Services, Human Services, or Education, and an additional two years of experience, as specified above, may be substituted for the required education.

2. Additional experience, as specified above, may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis.

3. Applicants may substitute graduate level education in Behavioral Sciences, Health Services, Human Services, or Education, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.  

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Drug and Alcohol Counseling; Health Care Administration classifications; Mental/Behavioral Health and Drug and Alcohol Counseling; or, Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have experience presenting topics related to substance use prevention to audiences of all ages. The desired candidate should also have experience conducting training in the disease concepts of addiction.


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.


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 which 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, at 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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