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Recruitment #19-005482-0027




MDH, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Health Officer for Public Health for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health by providing clinical medical oversight to the activities of the Department and providing support for the Health Officer in the leadership of the Department in pursuit of its mission, "To preserve, promote, and protect the health of all the residents of Anne Arundel County".  This position will oversee five public health bureaus with respect to health issues and quality assurance.  The bureaus are Behavioral Health, Environmental Health, Family Health, Disease Prevention and Management and School Health. This position will also act as liaison to other agencies, academic institutions, key stakeholders, community groups and serve on appropriate committees and task force as assigned.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, public health, health care administration or a related field of study, current licensure from a Maryland licensure Board and 5 years of experience in program management that includes direct supervision of staff.


Preferred candidates should possess:

  • Experience in managing clinical and administrative operations in an organization.
  • Experience in data driven decision making in health assessments and surveillance.
  • Exceptional public speaking skills – this position engages and collaborates with various government agencies, community partners and academic entities.
  • Above average writing and editing skills to include writing standard operating procedures, public health content and promotional materials.
  • Strong leadership skills to include the ability and desire to lead and participate in program planning, quality assurance and staff development and mentoring.
  • Knowledge managing Federal and State grants.


Qualified candidates must possess current licensure in a health field from the corresponding Maryland Board.


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.