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Senior Coordinator, Statewide Public Health Initiatives

Recruitment #20-002587-0002


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) only.




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Baltimore, Maryland 

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide support and oversight for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs within the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control. This position will also monitor tobacco use prevention and cessation grantees, in addition to contracts for multiple statewide umbrella programs, including contract/budget management; program development; program planning and implementation; and, reporting. Furthermore, this position will assist with the management of program websites and social media efforts, as well as the statewide media contract(s).

Finally, this position will be involved with the development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of statewide programs, in order to address youth access to tobacco products, with the hopes of eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and reducing- and ultimately preventing- tobacco use among Maryland residents. This position will be involved with other emerging and timely projects, as assigned.


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 general 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 desired candidate should have experience working with public health programs which relate to health promotion, health education and/or prevention. He/she should also have experience managing grants, as well as experience working with budgets and tracking expenditures.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience working in tobacco control or a closely related field. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience developing detailed solicitations for grants and/or contracts which provide public health programming. 


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) only.


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.



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

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.