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Medicaid (IT) Technical Writer

Recruitment #19-002589-0023






MDH, Office of Procurement and Support Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for researching, developing, writing, editing, and generating written technical specifications for complex Medicaid-related requests for proposals. This position will provide advance level of work writing IT specifications and advanced planning documents. This position is proficient in the field of science and technology and responsible for writing IT specifications in a clear and concise manner to ensure that technical specifications and requirements are properly included in departmental solicitation documents. In addition, this position is responsible for contract formation, evaluation, negotiation, awarding contracts, and managing resulting contracts subsequent to award through the competitive procurement process as permitted by COMAR Title 21 State Procurement laws, departmental policy and procedures.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

Notes: 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 the following:

-A Bachelor’s degree in academic area related to Technical Writing, Communications, English, Journalism, Business Administration.

-A related business discipline with the ability to write and produce technical content.

-Experience and proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

-Knowledge of technical writing techniques and practices with an understanding of key business processes associated with Medicaid information systems.

-Demonstrated knowledge of design and maintenance software development related to product documentation and communication.

-Ability to communicate and translate communication and documentation needs to business and technical teams.  

-Exceptional skills in researching, writing, reviewing and editing technical documents and other materials.

-Working knowledge of Medicaid delivery care system.

-Experience in government procurement and contracting, particularly in Maryland.

The desired candidates should be prepared to provide writing samples.


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.