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Recruitment #17-002589-0011




Behavioral Health Administration

Office of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and Overdose Prevention Applied Data Programs 

Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to oversee multiple programs and services rendered from within the Behavioral Health Administration's Office of PDMP and Overdose Prevention Applied Data Programs. This Office administers the State's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), manages analyzes and provides data for public health programs with the goal of reducing inappropriate substance use and its negative consequences in Maryland. With a focus on building data collection and analysis capacity to support research,surveillance, planning and program administration and evaluation, the Manager is responsible for implementation of multiple federal grant-funded projects that involve close partnerships with health information technology service providers, academic centers and state and local government agencies, as well as other internal and external stakeholders, including the PDMP staff. The position proposes policies and procedures to maximize data management and analysis capability across multiple office program areas and supervises data analysts and project coordination staff.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate for this position should possess at least one of the following:

  • graduate degree in Public Health, Health Science, Hospital/Health Care Administration or related field with research or statistical coursework
  • familiarity with managing or analyzing PDMP data, pharmaceutical or health services data or other HIPAA-covered data preferred
  • experience performing health research and/or evaluation work, particularly in the fields of behavioral health or substance use epidemiology
  • experience evaluating, analyzing, researching or developing health care services, policies, and/or programs
  • strong analytical skills and excellent communication and organizational skills


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. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.


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.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.