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Recruitment #18-005483-0021




This position is assigned to the Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) Cecil County Health Department. The Department is located in Elkton, in Cecil County, Maryland, mid-way between Baltimore City and Philadelphia, PA, with a three-mile proximity to I-95. Cecil County has a population of approximately 103,000.

Main Purpose of Job

The Health Officer is the executive officer of the Cecil County Health Department, leading a staff of 150 employees and administering an agency budget in excess of $10M. The position directs and oversees public health programs impacting the County’s population. Program services include addictions; behavioral health; health education and promotion; environmental health; personal health; maternal and child health; family planning; communicable disease control and prevention; and emergency preparedness and response planning. The Health Officer assesses community health needs, plans and develops programs, enforces County and State laws and ordinances, and acts as the spokesperson on public health issues for the County in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health. The ideal candidate will work closely with Cecil County Government and community stakeholders to address the County’s serious public health challenges, in particular the opioid crisis.


  • Master's degree in Public Health
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the field of public health;


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in the field of public health


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.