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HEALTH POLICY ANALYST II

Recruitment #20-002419-0004

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, CCD Bureau/Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC), Baltimore, Maryland 

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) focuses on comprehensive policies and programmatic initiatives which will prevent the initiation of tobacco use; provide cessation support; eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke; and, address tobacco-related health disparities. This position will provide professional input and assistance with formulating and reviewing health policies, including support to the CTPC's Director, Chiefs and staff members, with policy analysis, program coordination, document preparation, research, and collaboration. 

During the legislative session, this position will play a critical role in the researching and drafting of position papers, fiscal notes and testimonies. This position will also take a lead role with responding to constituent inquiries, as well as with monitoring a large contract with the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy, and with preparing legislative and other required reports. Finally, this position will work closely with the CTPC's Epidemiologist on data analysis, in support of targeted initiatives. This position will be expected to maintain consistent communication with the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy, as well as with community-based organizations and other groups, regarding tobacco-related policy issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching, and developing health care services, policies and programs.

Notes:

1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience working with public health programs, as well as experience analyzing and researching health policies and regulations. He/she should also have experience developing detailed reports and evaluating programs, in addition to experience developing solicitations for grants and/or contracts which provide public health programming.  

Furthermore, the desired candidate should have experience monitoring and managing grants and/or contracts, along with experience working with budgets and tracking expenditures. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working in tobacco control or a closely related field.   

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.