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Recruitment #19-005478-0020




MDH, Office of Population Health Improvement, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director for Local Systems Development is a senior management position within the Office of Population Health Improvement (OPHI). This role manages local system infrastructure development programs and other external engagement and coordination functions to assure alignment of all OPHI population health related support programs with broad MDH and OPHI priorities.

This position works closely with the OPHI Director, State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) team and OPHI senior program directors to develop and implement effective and efficient population health infrastructure support programs, specifically:  Primary Care Office, State Health Improvement Process, Workforce Programs and Quality Improvement.  This position assures local engagement policy and processes related to population health outcomes, communication and data access and utilization processes support effective public health program implementation and development.  This position will be responsible to align population health activities with the SHIP implementation processes.  An important aspect of the position is collaboration across MHD Public Health Services (PHS) regarding data processes and activities to support the success of PHS programs and other MDH administrations. This position will serve as the liaison between the MDH programs and the LHICs and assure alignment of OPHI Opioid prevention efforts and rural health activities with state population health goals in collaboration with other OPHI senior staff.

This position manages the SHIP team (data manager) to assure alignment of OPHI external engagement processes with MDH population health data access and utilization and reporting priorities. This position leads the monitoring and reporting functions related to the Local Health Improvement Coalitions; engages LHICs, Hospitals, to leverage partnerships to address population health measure (s) and align with the TCOC implementation activities. This position also serves to sustain the LHIC collaboration and coordination activities of the SHIP, coordination of LHICs and other MDH population health data activities.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of health or human services administration or professional experience, including three years at a supervisory or management level. 

A Master’s degree will substitute for one year of general experience, a Doctorate for two years of general experience.  Additional experience will substitute year-for-year for the college degree.


Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Experience with public health program development, management and coordination;
  • Experience with data management and interpretation;
  • Experience with data system development;
  • Experience with grant management;
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of increasing levels of responsibilities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and,
  • Experience with public health policy development and implementation.


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.