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ADMINISTRATOR VI

Deputy Chief, Program Improvement Unit

Recruitment #20-000886-0002

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services/Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) works to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and helping impacted people live longer, healthier lives. The Bureau works in partnership with LHDs, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases.

This position will coordinate a continuous quality improvement system for the IDPHSB. Specifically, this position will maximize the population impact of public health activities supported by the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. This position will also maintain a dynamic portfolio of program and process improvement initiatives, all of which maximize the efficiency and efficacy of quantitative and qualitative data. 

The Program Improvement Unit leads efforts to collect, analyze, and operationalize data collection, in order to plan for, and respond to, the evolving needs of priority populations. Such efforts include conducting onsite quality assessments for sub-recipients; providing capacity building; and, conducting data analyses with the purpose of improving the quality of HIV prevention and health services, including administrative processes.

The purpose of this position is aligned with the IDPHSB's commitment to using quality data, in order to assess and monitor programs of care for people who are vulnerable to, or are living with, HIV infection in Maryland. The IDPHSB is also committed to providing program and community planning, as well as to monitoring providers' implementation of program improvements. Lastly, the IDPHSB is committed to providing technical assistance, as needed, in order to improve the quality of funded and other programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit; applying rules and regulations; or, exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations, or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The selected candidate must have at least three (3) years of experience managing or providing technical assistance to quality improvement projects in the health sector.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience managing health systems, as well as experience managing or working in HIV programs. The desired candidate should also have experience using data for decision-making, in addition to experience planning with the usage of either the Theory of Change Model or other similar planning methodology or framework.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

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 which 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, at 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.



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