This recruitment is for multiple full-time contractual positions. The main purpose of the positions 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 on 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 Examiners of Psychologists under the licensing requirements for Psychologists.

Experience: Two years of experience rendering psychological services or engaged in psychological research after receipt of the Psychologist license.


The desired candidate should possess experience independently conducting forensic evaluations of the competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility.

1. Candidates for this classification must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position.  Applicants who do not have a Maryland license may apply before receipt of the required license but the application will be designated in pending status by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Testing Unit. When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to MDH to remove the pending status from the application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require 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.

Employee will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


All applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2023, at 11:59:00 PM.

Apply to Recruitment#: 22-004703-0006


About Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides health care services through State programs, local health departments, State-run hospitals and residential centers, and contracts with private-sector health care providers.  MDH can be divided into four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, MDH has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, research and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. MDH employs over 6,500 individuals with a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities.