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Part-Time Contractual

Recruitment #23-009281-0001


This recruitment is for a part-time contractual position that will work less than or equal to 20 hours per week.


PSYC 0002


MDH Office of Court Ordered Evaluations and Placements
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this part-time contractual position, which will work less than or equal to 20 hours weekly, is to conduct court ordered evaluations for individuals aged 18 and over. Evaluations include competency to stand trial, pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-105; criminal responsibility, pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-111; presentence evaluations for defendants convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, pursuant to Criminal Procedure §11-727; re-evaluations of individuals found incompetent to stand trial who have been committed to the Maryland Department of Health pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-106(b); substance use disorder evaluations, pursuant to Health General §8-505; and, Firearm Rights Restoration evaluations, pursuant to the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. Evaluations are conducted in the local detention centers, DPSCS and within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) healthcare system. Evaluations are documented in the MDH standard format and submitted to the court within the statutory timeframe. This position also provides expert forensic testimony when required by the court or MDH.

This position supports the MDH mission by conducting evaluations and submitting reports to the court as legislatively mandated.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Physicians under the licensing requirements for Physicians.

Experience: As required for certification in Psychiatry by the American Medical Association Specialty Board or other Board approved by the Maryland Board of Physicians.


The desired candidate should possess completion of a forensic psychiatry fellowship and have at least three (3) years experience independently conducting evaluations of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility.


1. Applicants for this classification must be board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties or other Board approved by the Maryland Board of Physicians.

2. Applicants for this classification must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of a current Maryland medical license and board certification should be attached to the application.


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may 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.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues 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 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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