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School Health Services Program Manager

Recruitment #19-004262-0002


This position is in the Office of Population Health Improvement.

Recruitment Reposted - Previous Applicants Need Not Apply




MDH - Office of Population Health Improvement, 201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a statewide nurse consultant/administrator position and is the lead contact within the Maryland Department of Health regarding the Maryland School Health Program as mandated by Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article Section 7-401.  The School Health Program, guided by Maryland laws and regulations, is structured according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ASCD’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework with a primary focus on school health services. The School Health Services Program Manager will provide leadership in program development, policy decisions and assurance regarding the design and implementation of the Maryland School Health Program to promote the health of school aged children. The position applies expert nursing principles to the development and implementation of school health services programs and uses expert nursing judgment to the content of school health guidelines and professional development programs. As a public health nurse, this position will also apply public health principles to the development of school health programs.  

The School Health Services Program Manager will be the primary liaison with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as mandated in Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article Section 7-401. This position is responsible for collaborating with MSDE to provide consultation and technical assistance as well as monitoring and evaluation for local school systems and local health departments as they implement mandated school health services.  This position will provide leadership within MDH for conducting assessments and leading planning efforts related to the promotion of health and wellbeing of students within Maryland’s public schools.  The School Health Services Program Manager collaborates with other MDH units to facilitate integration of other public health efforts and activities into schools that align with the goals of the School Health Program to address the somatic and behavioral health needs of students.

This position also is the primary liaison to public and private agencies, School-Based Health Center sponsoring agencies, health care facilities, community health care providers, and health professional boards concerning school health services program implementation and operation. The position serves as the expert and liaison to intra and inter agency programs and activities regarding school health programs and the role of school health and educational outcomes for students. 


Education: A Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience:Five years of experiences as a Registered Nurse including two years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity.

Notes:1. A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity may be substituted for the required education.

2. A PhD in Nursing from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have:

- Master Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health (MPH/MSPH)

- school health or public health nursing experience

-  policy development and implementation experience

- clinical nursing protocols and procedures development experience

- program monitoring and evaluation experience

- managerial experience


1.Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. A copy of your license or license number should accompany your application.

2.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.



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.