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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES II, Health Services

Recruitment #20-002818-0001

Introduction

This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland employees only.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Health Department

8930 Stanford Blvd.

Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to notify, counsel, and recommend treatment for persons identified or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV. The position conducts field investigations to locate, notify, and refer identified at-risk community members for appropriate medical evaluation and recommended treatment services as deemed necessary, through the provision of early intervention, case management, and disease investigation services related to STIs and HIV. Case management and disease intervention activities include a process of identifying and evaluating affected persons, initiating client-centered counseling, eliciting information to facilitate partner management, developing client specific risk reduction plans, and evaluating persons exposed to or at increased risk for STIs and HIV. This position works collaboratively with health department staff, private health care providers, other disease intervention staff throughout the state, and community partners to ensure the proper management and delivery of effective and timely intervention services for clients and their respective social network.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in health services, one year of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following desired qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience with case management.

Experience working with high risk population (i.e. Substance abuse, HIV, STD Syphilis, etc.).

Experience gathering and analyzing data to identify sources of infection.

Experience interviewing and counseling diagnosed patients with STD Syphillis and/or HIV.

Ability to travel to different provider offices and complete field visits in Howard County.

Ability to establish strong trust and rapport with clients to enhance disease intervention and prevention efforts.

Excellent oral, written and communication skills to communicate effectively with clients.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland employees only.

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 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.