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Recruitment #19-006188-0003


**This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health working within the Public Health Services Administration.**




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

Main Purpose of Job

The position functions as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services (DSPHS).  As such, this position serves as an agent of the DSPHS and is responsible primarily for providing organizational, administrative and policy support to the DSPHS and the Office of the DSPHS.

Through collaboration and coordination with the DSPHS, this position oversees, plans, directs, organizes and manages all day-to-day activities and operations in the Office of the DSPHS.  With the authority deleated to this position by the DSPHS, this position oversees daily operations for the Public Health Services (PHS) administrations at MDH.  The incumbent coordinates and has knowledge of priority and routine issues within PHS.  This position oversees the legislative liaison and policy development activities of PHS, oversees relationships with the local health departments (LHDs), represents DSPHS at meetings/activities of local, departmental, national/regional state public health program/policy organizations and provide reports, presentations as needed.  The incumbent also represents the DSPHS on mandated committees and/or workgroups, and coordinates meetings and retreats.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work to include three years of experience in professional health services work to include evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care policies, legislation or programs.  Two years of this experience must have involved the supervision of other employees.  

A master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for 2 years of the required general experience.


**This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health working within Public Health Services Administration.**


 This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. 

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.