Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps



Recruitment #19-004609-0003




MDH, Prince George's County Health Department, Largo, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Prince George's County Department of Health is a comprehensive local health department with a staff of 500 plus employees and an annual budget of approximately $75 million.  The Health Officer, under the authority of the Maryland Department of Health and the Prince George's County Executive, provides oversight management of public health programs affecting the County, including Behavioral Health, Environmental Health, Family Health Services and Health & Wellness.  The Health Officer is responsible for the formulation, development and execution of public health programs reflecting State and local needs and application and /or enforcement of appropriate State laws and regulations of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Prince George’s County. 

Essential job functions and assigned duties include the following:

  • Administers public health programs for Prince George’s County, including management of personnel, funds, facilities and all assets of the Department.  Administers the Department’s nearly $75,000,000 operating budget comprised of Core Public Health Funding, County, Federal and State grant funding and revenues derived from fee collections.  Reallocates budgetary and department resources within the Department to maximize service output.
  • Responsible for development, promotion and management of public health programs for Prince George’s County. Including evaluating community needs and initiating new programs as deemed necessary to meet State and County objectives and to achieve a healthy population.  Ensures clinical oversight through medical and other health professionals.
  • Enforces Federal, State and County laws, rules and regulations to protect the public health and safety of the population, including environmental health rules.  Executes policies and procedures established by the State and County as they relate to health matters applicable to Prince George’s County.  Directs the development and revision of Departmental policies and procedures in accord with these rules and regulation.
  • Coordinate or combine the resources of health care institutions, social service organizations, public safety personnel, or other agencies to enhance the community health.
  • Responsible for the monitoring of mortality, morbidity and other disease trends; investigation and control of disease outbreaks and informs elected officials regarding urgent and emerging health concerns.
  • Proposes Federal, State and County laws, rules and regulations pertaining to administration of health services.  Provides testimony to the State Legislature and the county Council as appropriate concerning new or amended legislation affecting the Department.
  • Design or use monitoring tools, like as screening, lab records, and vital information, to recognize health risks.
  • Develop tools to address behavioral causes of diseases.
  • Decides retention, expansion or abolition of program services and other departmental resources.
  • Integrates the plans, activities and staffing of Department Divisions and Programs.


Qualified candidates must posses a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university, a master’s degree in public health and have two years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health. 

Applicants may substitute five years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health for the requirement of a master’s degree in public health and two years as a licensed physician working in the field of public health.


Physician applicants will not be appointed until they are licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians.  The Board may be contacted online at or by mail at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

A copy of the current license or license number must accompany the application.


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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.