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Recruitment #17-003641-0008




PHPA, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The focus of this position will be healthcare-associated infections (HAI) activities conducted under the auspices of two federal cooperative agreements: the Maryland Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and the Maryland Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement (ELC). This position will be responsible for participating in a hospital and long-term care facility point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), Clostridium difficile surveillance, Multidrug-resistant Gran-negative bacilli Surveillance Initiative (MuGSI), and other HAI surveillance innovations projects, which will be conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other EIP sites, and other partners. This position will also be involved in supporting the Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) surveillance and prevention, as well as in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities. Responsibilities will include oversight of the identification and compilation of existing epidemiologic resources on HAIs, including MDROs and coordinating collaborative activities, as well as acting as a liaison on HAI, EIP, and ELC activities between various stakeholders. This individual will help implement the HAI prevalence survey, and other regional prevention activities, the individual will also assist with healthcare-associated outbreak investigations and will participate in the HAI Program staff trainings and orientations.


Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics. A copy of your graduate transcripts must accompany your application.  Transcripts may be unofficial.

Experience: None

Note:  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science  classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required. 


The successful applicant should have experience with healthcare associated infections and experience interacting with healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, or dialysis.  The applicant should have previous experience in the prevention and control of acute communicable diseases (excluding HIV and/or STDs) at a local, state or federal public health agency, and be able to conduct epidemiologic studies of and perform investigations of such diseases.


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 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.