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CHIEF, OFFICE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

IT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR II

Recruitment #18-004491-0005

Introduction

Established in 1898, the Maryland Public Health Laboratory System has a long tradition of protecting citizens in the region of infectious, communicable, chronic and inherited diseases, environmental hazards and act of biological or chemical terrorism by adapting and utilizing advanced testing methodologies in many scientific disciplines to detect and characterize emerging and reemerging public health threats. The test results generated by the laboratory provide technically sound, objective and unaffiliated information to medical providers, public health officials, regulatory entities and others to guide the implementation of appropriate treatment, prevention and control measures to protect health and safety.  The Central Public Health Laboratory occupies a new five story state-of- the art facility in a bio-technology park directly adjacent to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore. The location is easily accessible by mass transit and is just minutes away from downtown Baltimore and the inner harbor waterfront community.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Laboratories Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Chief of Information Management Services of the Laboratories Administration within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).  The position responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of information technology activity for the Administration.  This includes the managing and maintaining the administration’s critical network infrastructure, i.e. building security/automation systems (BAS), Network VoIP systems and maintaining the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  This position is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the LIMS including the responsibility for a needs analysis and gap analysis and testing LIMS upgrades.

  • Manages IT strategy, infrastructure development, and support within the administration
  • Develops and implements plans and policies for service delivery in support of the organizational operations
  • Represents administration’s leadership in agency/departmental and interdivisional meetings related to IT policies and operations
  • Has day to day responsibility for a variety of technologies and applications with a focused customer base, or a focused set of technologies with a wide and diverse customer base
  • Recognized as an expert in group’s realm of responsibility

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The Chief, Office of information Management Services must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, in the field of Information Systems, Computer Science or Scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university, and have at least 6 years of progressively responsible related IT experience and 4 years of management experience.  All foreign degrees must be evaluated for US equivalency by an accredited educational evaluation service

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous experience working in a regulated Laboratory environment and/or managing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is highly desirable. 

Public Health or academic science background is a plus. 

The preferred candidate for this position will have:

  • Experience programming LIMS (StarLims v. 11)
  • Experience using Microsoft SQL and SQL Reporting Services
  • Experience with HL-7, C++, and Rhapsody

Successful candidates should possess excellent organization, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.



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