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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES IV, Health Services

(***RE-POST***) Partner Services Technical Advisor

Recruitment #19-002820-0002

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention & Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health's Prevention and Health Promotion Administration is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health efforts, in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, public, and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. The mission of the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP) is to prevent and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Maryland. Preventing STIs and their complications is essential for improving both sexual and reproductive health, as well as for preventing HIV transmission.

This position will provide direct support to the Field Operations Manager of the Field Services Unit, while contributing to the direction and evaluation of the statewide Partner Services (PS) program. This position will also provide technical support and training to local health departments and other agencies, in order to increase the capacity of Maryland's DIS, STI/HIV Supervisors and other health professionals throughout the state. Such technical support and training will also assist in the development and implementation of standards and protocols; develop and ensure compliance with quality assurance measures, and develop innovative approaches to address the Partner Services' needs of Maryland's residents.

This position will report to the Field Operations Manager of the Center for STI Prevention.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a health or human service field, for one year of the required general experience.

2. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus one additional year of professional experience in health services, may be substituted for the specific degree.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience in conducting Partner Services (PS) in a health department. He/she should have strong knowledge of Partner Services, as well as interviewing skills; STI knowledge; general workflows, and the ability to provide feedback and technical assistance to local Disease Intervention Specialists.

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 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.