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Recruitment #20-002572-0015




MDH Anne Arundel County Health Department, Annapolis 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full time position is to function as the Administrative Aide for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health (DOH) by providing skilled administrative and secretarial services to the administration leadership team. This position reports to the Deputy Health Officer for Operations and supports the mission of the Department to preserve, promote, and protect the health of Anne Arundel County residents.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. 

Experience: Four years performing secretarial work or clerical work involving typing duties.


1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have:

  • administrative, secretarial office experience for an official, administrator, or administrative staff. 
    • customer service experience dealing with both internal and external customers. 
      • experience answering the main telephone line. 
        • data entry skills and the ability to quickly learn various software programs.

        The desired candidate should also have oral and written communication skills with the ability to address various audience levels, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.


        Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard on a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.


        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.

        Click on a link below to apply for this position:

        Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
        View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
        Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.