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Howard County Health Department

7178 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, Maryland 21046

Main Purpose of Job

This full-time Merit position is responsible for coordinating administration of State and County budgets under the direction of the Bureau Director of Substance Abuse services. Maintains, monitors, tracks and updates continuously the expenditures from each budget and provides reports regarding the current status, balance and percentage spent to date. Serves as primary data and information contact and uses current agency databases to ascertain patient census, clinical caseloads, no show rates, and other utilization factors when reporting staff efficiency. Responsible for collecting data to report monthly HealthStat outcomes based the established goals for the bureau. Trains staff in the proper use of data entry systems and monitors data quality by conducting regular audits using available database reporting features. This position handles all purchasing responsibilities to include processing vendor invoices and equipment purchase. Reviews grant opportunities and submit applications to approving agency.


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

Experience: Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been professional work related to treatment and services for persons with alcohol or other substance abuse addiction.

1. Applicants may substitute 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. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.


Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience working with various database application programs (i.e., Microsoft Access), spreadsheet programs and auditing/analyzing data.

Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience managing fiscal budgets.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year. Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period. For Recorded Job Information, call: 410-767-6018.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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