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Recruitment #18-003184-0002






MDH-Public Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is  in the Office of Controlled Substances Administration and is a supervisory level position, reporting directly to the Division Chief of OCSA’s Enforcement Division, and is responsible for the leadership, coordination and supervision of Regulatory Compliance Unit. Due to the responsibilities of this position that require an extensive knowledge of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals and clinical therapeutics it is mandated that the incumbent be Registered Pharmacist, with an active pharmacist license issued by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

This position will manage the daily operations of the Unit’s varied inspection functions, in addition to developing and implementing the Unit’s operational policies and procedures, and assisting the Division Chief, Deputy Director and the Administration’s Health Policy Analyst in formulating legislative, statutory and regulatory changes pertaining to Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS).

This position is also responsible for the scheduling, assigning, evaluating and supervising all activities of the Unit’s Clinical Pharmacist Inspectors, Administrative Officer Inspectors and Unit support staff to carry out the Administration’s mission critical activities to protect the citizens of Maryland. Additional mission critical activities include joint Federal-State investigations with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), assisting in special CDS diversion investigations, CDS inventory audits and special assignments as agents of the Secretary. This position also supports the Director and Deputy Director by performing special assignments and duties, as assigned.

This position requires frequent travel.


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

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


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 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 preferred candidate for this position should possess:

- An active Maryland Pharmacist's license.

-Experience as a Registered Pharmacist involving practice in retail pharmacy,  to include using knowledge and expertise to dispense CDS from valid prescriptions written by practitioners for a legitimate medical purpose

-Experience involving the performance of regulatory and/or criminal inspections and investigations related to Federal and State CDS statutes and regulations.



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.