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Program Manager

Recruitment #18-002587-0040




MDH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position leads and develops projects to identify, review, and analyze complex and highly visible actions such as legislation, executive directives, and departmental policy issuances, voluntary changes in practice by influencing organizations or groups. This includes monitoring trends in state level oral health policy including legislative, regulatory and administrative, and other systemic sources of policy. This position tracks, analyzes and reports on proposed and current national and state legislation, federal regulations, guidance, and policies for their effect on oral health. This position provides technical assistance and research for management and other collaborating organizations on oral health issues. Additionally, the position performs data review and analysis, program project management, including maintenance of project workplans and reports, as well as assisting in program evaluation activities, including program assessment; analyzes and/or identifies specific concerns or conditions of relevance and importance to the mission and activities of the Department and in particular the Office of Oral Health (OOH). This position oversees/supports a variety of program development activities for the OOH including supporting the State Oral Health Coalition in the development and implementation of the State Oral Health Plan; leads special projects such as preparing decision papers relating to the funding of programs for use in briefings; researches, evaluates and recommends to management, potential funding opportunities (grants) and leads in the development of grant proposals. This position also assists in establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with key national groups and federal agencies.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


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 successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Public Health or related field with specific domain experience in oral health.  The preferred candidate will have at least 4 years of project management experience, preferably managing federal grants. 


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 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.



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.