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Recruitment #19-005479-0004




MDH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Office of Family and Community Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs highly responsible duties to direct and provide managerial oversight maternal and child health (MCH) client programs and enabling services.  These programs include the Maryland State Family Planning (MSFP)/Title X Family Planning program, the Federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, the Healthy Teens and Young Adults Initiative, the Title V-Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program, and the Title V Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).  The incumbent shall develop planning tools, systems and processes designed to monitor and evaluate program performance as well as for fiscal oversight and management.  This position works with considerable latitude for using both initiative and independent judgement to coordinate and oversee the development and submission of annual funding applications, annual progress reports, and other assigned reports.  This position serves as the Bureau's lead on the aforementioned programs and works with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau leadership to set priorities and provide direction along with consultation and technical assistance regarding MCH program policy, procedures and management/oversight.  The incumbent shall ensure that appropriate guidelines are in place to monitor compliance with applicable Federal and State policies and procedures.  This positions prepares documents, presentations, and briefings for the Bureau Director or leadership within the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA).  This position tracks, reviews and drafts comments on pending legislation, statute or additional guidelines that may impact the management of MCH programs.  The incumbent consults and acts as a liaison between PHPA/MCHB, other MDH programs and administrations related to assigned MCH programs, local health departments, Federal funding agencies under the US Department of Health and Human Services and other public and private stakeholders.

The incumbent should have expertise and experience in project management, oversight and project direction, performance management, and grant development and administration.  Additionally, the incumbent has knowledge and experience with coalition and partnership building along with experience in maternal and child health.



Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree and 6 years of professional health or human services experience and at least three years of management experience including responsibility for developing budgets, monitoring and tracking expenditures, contract preparation, and staff recruitment, retention and personnel management.


The successful applicant should have at least five years of public health experience, specifically related to maternal and child health initiatives.


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.