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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

PROGRAM MANAGER III

Recruitment #19-005478-0014

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Linthicum, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Under direction from the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will oversee, plan and direct the day-to-day communications operations for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). This position will plan, execute and evaluate comprehensive communications programs that reinforce the mission of the MMCC. Areas of responsibility include media relations, internal and external communications, publications, website management, graphic design, requests for public information, marketing, and community relations. Media relations will focus on promoting a positive image of the MMCC and managing crisis communication when necessary. Supervises two outreach coordinators.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates must possess a Master's degree in communications, marketing, or a health related field required.  Ten years of progressively responsible experience in Communications and social media, preferably in a health care related field and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in managing and directing staff.

Additional experience as listed above may be substituted for the Master's degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should possess:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and executing marketing and communication plans in a highly complex environment.
  • Knowledge of strategic marketing, communications and community health activities, development and implementation; knowledge of budget development, control and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in the health care industry.
  • Proficient skills in directing, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating the performance of staff.
  • High level of proficiency and demonstrated effectiveness in problem solving and implementing new programs related to increased departmental and organizational efficiency.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills are required to work with outside vendors/contractors, various supervisory, senior management and administrative staff and with external customers.
  • Highly effective writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

This position 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Selected candidate must be able to pass a background investigation and random drug screening tests.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

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.