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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Coordinator

Recruitment #18-002604-0002


This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.




PHPA, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is responsible for a dynamic portfolio of projects that facilitate healthy lifestyles for Marylanders, with a focus on diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) program. The BRFSS Coordinator will manage all aspects of the Maryland BRFSS program, including the program budget and at least one federal grant supporting the program. The BRFSS is a statewide telephone survey that collects data from Maryland adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive health services. The BRFSS Coordinator will oversee the collection of survey data by contractor, the statistical analysis of surveillance data, and the dissemination of data and reports. The incumbent will not only provide timely data to internal and external partners, but will also assist partners in understanding and effectively utilizing surveillance data to inform public health programs, policies and decisions. This position is located in the Maryland Department of Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, and BRFSS Coordinator will work collaboratively with other Center staff to inform programs related to chronic disease (e.g. heart disease, diabetes) and associated risk factors (e.g. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity).


Education: Possession of a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university including fifteen credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.  A copy of your transcripts must accompany your application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Experience: Three years of post doctoral experience in statistical research.


Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university including nine credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.  A copy of your transcripts must accompany your application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Experience: Six years of post master’s experience in statistical research.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer  specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 


The desired candidate will have at least 3 years experience in managing data, preferably as an epidemiologist. A master's degree in epidemiology is preferred. Experience managing contracts and budgets is also desired.


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.



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.