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CDC Program Manager

Recruitment #19-002587-0048




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, CCD Bureau/Office of Oral Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will lead and develop projects, in order to identify, review and analyze complex and highly visible actions, such as legislation, executive directives and departmental policy issuances of voluntary changes in practice, through the influence of organizations or groups. This position will monitor trends in state level oral health policy, including legislative, regulatory, administrative, and other systemic sources of policy. This position will also track, analyze and report on proposed and current national and state legislation, as well as federal regulations, guidance and policies for their effect on oral health.

In addition, this position will provide technical assistance and research for management and other collaborating organizations on oral health issues. Furthermore, this position will perform data review and analysis, as well as program project management; maintenance of project work plans and reports; assistance with program evaluation activities; program assessments; and, the analysis and/or identification of specific concerns or conditions of relevance and importance to the mission and activities of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in particular the Office of Oral Health (OOH). Also, this position will oversee and support a variety of program development activities for the OOH, including the State Oral Health Coalition and the development and implementation of the State Oral Health Plan.

This position will lead special projects and perform a variety of functions in leading such projects, such as preparing decision papers relating to the funding of programs for use in briefings; researching, evaluating and recommending potential funding opportunities (i.e. grants) to management; and, leading the development of grant proposals. Finally, this position will assist in establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with key national groups and federal agencies.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations, or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The desired candidate should have experience managing and reporting federal grants, as well as experience with oral disease prevention and control efforts.


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 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.



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 which 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, at 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.