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Title V MCH Block Grant Administrator

Recruitment #18-002942-0010




PHPA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs highly responsible duties to administer the statewide Title V Block Grant program and to develop planning tools, systems, and processes designed to monitor and evaluate program performance and related fiscal activities for the Title V funded programs. The incumbent works with considerable latitude using both initiative and independent judgment to coordinate and oversee the development and submission of the Title V Block Grant Application and Annual Report, including the Five-year Needs Assessment. This position serves as the Bureau lead involved in grant preparation and works with the State Title V Director to set priorities and provide direction to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and other Bureaus across the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA). The incumbent reviews existing Title V funded programs and when needed, develops new guidelines and procedures to monitor compliance with Federal and State guidance as well as assists the Bureau Director/State Title V Director in planning Title V budget operations and monitoring expenditures. This position prepares documents, presentations, and briefings for the Bureau Director or PHPA leadership along with managing and coordinating design and implementation of planning projects and processes. This position tracks, reviews, and drafts comments on pending legislation, rules, and program plans. The incumbent consults and acts as a liaison between PHPA/MCHB, and other MDH programs and administrations, local health departments, the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and other public and private stakeholders regarding State and local projects.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and three of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Applicants may substitute a master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services field for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The preferred candidate should have at least three years of public health experience related to maternal and child health initiatives. The preferred candidate will have experience in program implementation, oversight, management and/or evaluation.  The preferred candidate will also have experience developing budgets, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and in contract preparation, management, and oversight.


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 resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.