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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HS IV, Health Services

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #19-002820-0013

Introduction

PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERSHIPS SPECIALIST

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is to reduce the transmission of HIV and to help Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS have longer and healthier lives. The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (Bureau) is dedicated to primary and secondary prevention of HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Bureau develops, funds and evaluates effective Adult Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and HIV prevention and treatment programs. The Bureau provides training, support and technical assistance to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those interventions and services. In partnership with other Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) offices and centers, public and private sector partners, and impacted communities, the Center for Harm Reduction Services administers the Overdose Response Program, which provides community access to the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and authorizes new Syringe Services Programs that provide sterile injection equipment to people who use drugs. The Center works with local health departments, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations and other partners to build capacity for and support of harm reduction programs. The main purpose of this position is to increase buy-in from public safety officials such as law enforcement and emergency medical services for the implementation of harm reduction programs such as naloxone distribution, syringe services, and diversion models. The position accomplishes this by engaging public safety partners and coordinating with them and Maryland Department of Health to create sustaining programs and partnerships. To this end, the Public Safety Partnerships Specialist identifies law enforcement champions, builds up local trainer candidates, creates and provides training opportunities, and develops guidance for new public safety programs. The position provides technical assistance to existing programs. The Coordinator works closely with the Center for Harm Reduction Services staff to align their efforts and connect to the ongoing stakeholder outreach and capacity development efforts. In addition, this position coordinates with existing federal grant programs that include priorities of public safety partnerships. This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

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.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application.

Experience:  Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

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. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

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.

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.