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Division Chief, Center for STI Prevention

Recruitment #20-002588-0032




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

Main Purpose of Job

The Infectious Disease Bureau (IDB), within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is dedicated to improving the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives; and, by protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. 

The mission of the IDB's Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP) is threefold: 1) to prevent and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV in Maryland; 2) to prevent and reduce new HIV infections, specifically through the support and promotion of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Non-occupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP); and, 3) to identify opportunities for increased collaboration and integration between STI, Reproductive Health, HIV, and PrEP programs, in order to improve patient access, quality of care, and outcomes. 

Preventing STIs and their complications is essential for improving both sexual and reproductive health, as well as for eliminating HIV transmission. In turn, preventing and eliminating HIV transmission lowers the likelihood of the transmission of other STIs to sex and drug-using partners. PrEP and nPEP are critical components in the HIV prevention toolbox. 

Under the general direction of the Chief for the Center for STI Prevention, this position will be responsible for multiple tasks, including leading and overseeing all STI-related policy work, development and implementation; program planning, direction and leadership; technical assistance and trainings; capacity-and-coalition building; and, communications. This position will be a key member of the Center's leadership team and will play a critical role in helping reduce the incidence and prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, congenital syphilis, and other STIs, including HIV, in Maryland. 

This position will be a high-level position that supervises, plans and organizes all operations of Maryland's STI-related policy, in addition to statewide programming, training, and communications activities within the Center for STI Prevention. Furthermore, this position will interpret Statewide disease rates and trends, as well as available outcome measures, in order to identify best practices and performance gaps, and make recommendations for policy decisions and funding. Such strategies and activities will align with Statewide, Center, departmental, and federal grant goals. 

Additionally, this position will participate in cross-center program collaboration and service integration initiatives. In total, this position will be responsible for awarding and monitoring approximately $750,000 in funding, of which $185,000 will consist of salaries. Finally, this position will directly supervise and manage Community Health Educators, interns and other assigned staff members. This position will also work closely with the Center's fiscal and administrative support staff to regularly assign and review work, while also providing direction.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year 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.


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 federal partners, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He/she should also have experience with sexual health program planning and administration, in collaboration with multiple sectors, including Local Health Departments (LHDs), private provider networks, and community-based organizations.  

Additionally, the desired candidate should have grant writing and work plan development experience, as well as experience with policy analysis, development and implementation, as it relates to reproductive and sexual health services. Finally, the desired candidate should have an increased amount of knowledge and/or experience in the subject matter of reproductive and sexual health issues, along with experience in capacity building, technical assistance, training, and coalition building.


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.