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Recruitment #19-002944-0002




MDH, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Overdose Data to Action Program Manager oversees opioid-related surveillance and prevention activities conducted by multiple Public Health Services Administrations and related partners as part of the CDC-funded Overdose Data to Action Program (OD2A) grant award. The Maryland Overdose Data to Action Program, which has an annual budget of $7,214,413, supports a statewide system of Opioid prevention, early intervention, harm reduction and surveillance efforts by: 1) cultivating partnerships with local health departments and community organizations; 2) providing public education, outreach, professional education, quality assurance, surveillance, and evaluation; and 3) recommending system level interventions for sustainable improvement and impact. The Program Director is directly responsible for overseeing all technical and administrative operations completed by multiple Public Health Services Administrations, and thus s/he must have excellent interpersonal skills and be adept at cultivating partnerships and promoting teamwork.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of professional health or human service experience, including 3 years of supervisory or management experience.

A master's degree in health or human service field will substitute for 2 years of the general experience.


Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge of public health strategies to prevent opioid overdoses and related harms;
  • Skills in leading teams to accomplish goals; and,
  • Experience with federal grant management.


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.