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Recruitment #20-002586-0002




MDH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is to reduce the transmission of HIV and to help Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS have longer and healthier lives. The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is dedicated to primary and secondary prevention of HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Bureau develops, funds and evaluates effective Adult Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and HIV prevention and treatment programs. The Bureau provides training, support and technical assistance to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those interventions and services. The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Center for Harm Reduction Services administers the Syringe Services Program (SSP), Overdose Response Program (ORP), Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) expansion activities, harm reduction workforce development, and other harm reduction activities. The Administrator I (Harm Reduction Programs Manager) is responsible for acting as program lead and conducting administrative activities that support the Overdose Response Program, including authorization of new programs, data management, technical assistance to authorized programs, and developing and drafting guidance documents, forms, and policies related to the program. This position is also responsible for acting as program lead and supporting administrative aspects of the ACCESS program, including website content management, grant monitoring, resource development, funding expansion, and communication with grantees. This position maintains current knowledge of the fields of harm reduction and substance use disorder treatment including best practices and available resources. This position maintains extensive knowledge of grant restrictions and allowable costs in order to effectively monitor grantees and evaluate grantee progress toward objectives. Under the supervision of and with the approval and support of the Chief, Division of Harm Reduction Policy and Program Management, this position is the primary point of contact for all ACCESS grantees, managing and overseeing all of their conditions of award, narrative and data reporting, training requirements, and other relevant documentation. This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.


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

Experience:  Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


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.


The successful candidate should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail;  be a self-starter who takes initiative and helps to support the team's mission; have a public health focus and be mission-driven; have the ability to work with and analyze data; have excellent customer service skills; and be able to communicate concisely and accurately both verbally and in writing. A Harm Reduction background is helpful but not required.


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.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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.