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Physician Program Manager II

Recruitment #18-004609-0006




MDH, PHPA, Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's (PHPA) mission is to protect, promote, and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations.

This position manages the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau and is a member of the Leadership Team working with the PHPA Director/Deputy Director. The incumbent provides clinical and administrative/operational leadership for the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, and the Office of Oral Health. This position manages through subordinate Office Directors, a total budget of approximately $85 million and a staff of approximately 110 residing in permanent state positions (80 pins) and contractual employment.

As a member of the Leadership Tea, and in relation to the Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau, the position manages internal operations, including policy and procedure development, personnel functions, trainings, and workforce development initiatives. This position assists the PHPA Director/Deputy Director in achieving the major goals of PHPA, which are: strengthening program effectiveness, improving organizational effectiveness, and providing public health leadership for addressing cancer and chronic diseases issues. This position may act for the PHPA Director or Deputy Director in either's absence if assigned by the Director.

This position also develops statewide partnerships and initiatives related to public health and cancer and chronic disease. These responsibilities include: (1) Coordination of surveillance activities related to cancer and chronic disease; (2) Providing coordination, expert knowledge of clinical consultation and public and personal health issues related to cancer and chronic disease; and (3) Supervision of regulatory or statutory programs related to cancer and chronic disease.


Requires an MD degree from an accredited college or university, Board Certification, and two years of medical practice, preferably at a supervisory or administrative level.

The successful applicant should have demonstrated public health experience at either the federal, state, or local level. The successful applicant should also have at least three years of management experience including responsibility for developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and staff recruitment and management. The successful applicant should have at least 3 years experience related to cancer, chronic disease, tobacco and/or oral health.  


Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State law.  A copy of the current registration must be attached to the application.


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

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.