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HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR I

Chief, Health Planning

Recruitment #19-002408-0001

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MDH)

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Office of Preparedness and Response, 300 W. Preston St., Baltimore MD

POSITION DUTIES

This position will function as the Chief, Health Planning and is responsible for oversight of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) programs within the Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R) including the coordination of agreements with Local Health Departments and other public health partners. This position also serves as the Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning with oversight of all OP&R planning activities. This position provides technical assistance, reviews and approves applicable budgets and conducts site visits for compliance to include data collection to all LHDs. The position reports to the Deputy Director of OP&R.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Planning, Public Health, Health Science, Hospital Administration or Health Care Administration.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health planning.

Notes: 1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above and one year of recent, professional experience in health planning may substitute for the required Master’s degree.

2. Possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above may substitute for three years of the required experience.

3. Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of recent, professional experience in health planning may substitute for the required Master’s degree.

4. Applicants may substitute experience in health or hospital administration for up to four years of the required experience on a year for year basis, provided that the applicant has at least one year of recent experience in health planning.

5. Health Planning experience obtained in a State Health Planning and Development Agency or in a Health Systems Agency as designated by Public Law 93-641 may substitute the rate of three months for four months of the required experience.

6. General Health Planning experience as required above is defined as experience obtained in a professional capacity in an operation established solely for the delivery/evaluation of health services (e.g. Hospitals, H.M.O.’s, Insurance Companies). Such experience must have been the primary purpose of the position during the time in question. Health Planning duties which are performed only incidentally are not considered as qualifying.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have knowledge of and/or experience with:

  • public health preparedness principles and practices
  • public health emergency responses
  • legislative processes

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MDH)

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.