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Recruitment #17-005479-0018


The Maryland MDH Laboratories Administration now occupies a new five story laboratory facility incorporating design strategies to achieve the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Silver Rating which is equipped with innovative, and cutting-edge tools - to expand scientific testing capabilities to adapt to emerging threats; to enhance preparedness efforts in response to disease outbreaks and environmental hazards; and to pursue teaching partnerships within the local community.  The Public Health Laboratory property is ideally situated in the heart of the scientific technology park at Johns Hopkins located adjacent to Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Easily accessible by MTA transit system and metro, just minutes away from downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor waterfront community.




MDH, Laboratories Administration, 1770 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21205

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Deputy Director of Laboratory Administrative and Support Operations reporting to the Director of the Laboratories Administration within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).  This position supervises, manages, and provides guidance to administrative and operational support staff regarding laboratory procedures- practice/policies, quality assurance, safety/security, information technology, personnel, legislation/regulatory activities to ensure high-quality internal and external customer service. Plans, develops, and supervises operational and administrative programs, evaluates and makes improvements to operational procedures, policies, and services provided to internal and external stakeholders.


Master's degree in Health Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration in Health Care or related areas from an accredited college or university. Minimum six years of experience directing or managing administrative programs in laboratory practice, public health or healthcare, and five years of experience in the supervision of program and staff personnel.

Preference is given to candidates with an additional Bachelor's/Master's degree of Science from an accredited college or university in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or related area and/or experience managing in a scientific organization.

The Deputy Director of the Laboratories Administration must undergo a security risk assessment by the Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Service (CJS) to achieve approval for access to Select Agents, based on the restrictions identified in the USA Patriot Act.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

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.

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.



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.