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Chief, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services
Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services

Adjacent to the Nation’s capital, Montgomery County is a progressive community that is at the forefront of innovative practices in local government. The County’s Department of Health & Human Services – with 6 Chiefs and 1,750 employees – is one of a few in the country to commit to a fully integrative model of public health and human services. The Behavioral Health & Crisis Services division is responsible for the delivery of public health and human services through more than 120 programs to meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable children, adults, and seniors. This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system.

The County is seeking a visionary executive to lead Behavioral Health & Crisis Services. This position requires an active knowledge of the development and delivery of comprehensive public behavioral health and crisis services and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services, and enrich systems that contribute to the well-being of county residents. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health, and a dedication to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence public behavioral health and crisis services.

Candidates must have seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in organizational management or in behavioral health and crisis service programs, four (4) years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity, and graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a public health, human services, or public administration field. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.)

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Susan C. Seling, Chief, Human Capital Management and Organizational Development at susan.seling@montgomerycountymd.gov. 


Location: Rockville, Maryland
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Final filing date: December 13, 2019


Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.