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Recruitment #17-006392-0001




Maryland Department of Health

Laboratories Administration

1770 Ashland Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21205

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to act as a project specialist in performing highly advanced consultative, coordinative, and technical work. This position plans, develops, manages and monitors health information technology and continuous quality improvement projects in the Newborn Screening Division (NBS). This position develops program guidelines, policies, procedures, work plans, and timelines for achieving program goals, evaluates and prioritizes activities, and coordinates and facilitates the development of processes with stakeholders and NBS staff. The Project Specialist plans, implements, and oversees other projects and activities; oversees, organizes, and performs complex data and statistical analyses; prepares reports and action memorandums; maintains and improves overall customer satisfaction of NBS programs through effective communication; and works closely with the Office of Laboratory Information Systems in support of the NBS technical and programmatic needs and requirements.


Education:    Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business, IT, healthcare or related field.

Experience:  Minimum of three years of experience in process improvement data analysis and three years experience involving analyzing data, identifying trends, and presenting them in a meaningful way and a deep knowledge and understanding of clinical workflows.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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 If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, 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 you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at