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Recruitment #19-002419-0007




MDH, Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Board of Nursing within the Maryland Department of Health, is responsible for ensuring safe nursing practice; licenses or certification of nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, nursing assistants, medication technicians, electrologists, and licensed direct-entry midwives; approves nursing education programs in and out of state; is responsible for discipline to ensure safe practice; administers the Board's Safe Practice Program for impaired professionals; ensures that the Board is in compliance with state and federal law; conducts surveys of educational programs: educates providers, consumers and the legislature about safe nursing practice: participates in legislative work groups; and supports legislation to further the safe practice of nursing and access to care. The main purpose of this position is to assist the Executive Director and the Board in drafting regulations; ensuring that the Board is informed about legislation; and effectively represents the board during the legislative session and at work groups that relate to nursing practice. The position will require coordinating with all Board of Nursing Directors to develop and plan for regulatory changes, units within the Department of Health, and committees of the General Assembly. This position represents the board at work groups and prepares reports for the Board on legislation impacting nursing practice and the board's activities.


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

Experience:  Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.


1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

 2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.


The successful applicant should have a Bachelors degree in public health (preferred) or health care professional and  be familiar with health care legislation and analysis of policies with a focus in health care, have experience in health care regulation, be familiar with the legislative process and be able to understand health care regulation. Experience in legislation bill writing and familiar with COMAR and the nurse practice act is preferred.


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 (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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

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.