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Recruitment #19-004613-0001




Maryland Department of Health, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Public Health Services (PHS) Chief Medical Officer (CMO) reports directly to the Deputy Secretary for PHS within MDH, allocating 100% of his/her time to PHS-related issues.  He/she serves as a member of the PHS senior leadership team, providing clinical support, strategic management and leadership in order to achieve PHS’ mission and vision.

The PHS CMO works in conjunction with physicians and others in MDH to develop, implement and evaluate clinical guidelines, procedures, standards, and controls relevant to public health.  The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to make strategic decisions, lead staff, and engage with other government and private sector entities to advance the mission of PHS.  The incumbent will also demonstrate success in collaborating with partners to advance innovative population-based models of prevention, intervention and surveillance consistent with public health goals.   


Qualified candidates must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited medical school, a current Maryland Physician license and either (1) board certification in a relevant specialty such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics or closely related specialty OR (2) a master's degree in public health from an accredited college or university.  Candidates must also possess at least 5 years of clinical experience of which three years must include leadership and management experience in the health care industry.


Desirable candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge of the Maryland health care delivery system;
  • Knowledge of Maryland's public health infrastructure;
  • Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration with government and/or private sector; and,
  • Excellent communication skills.


1.  Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of the current license must be attached to the application.

2. Applicants must be certified by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in an area of medical specialization.


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. 

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.