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Deputy Chief, Operations & Compliance

Recruitment #20-002942-0009


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration only.




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

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) responds to the syndemic of STI, HIV, viral hepatitis, and drug use. HIV prevention and care services, as well as the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP), are included in the IDPHSB portfolio. In addition, the surveillance, monitoring and programming for viral hepatitis, along with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) surveillance, prevention and treatment, are also included in the IDPHSB portfolio.

Additional units in the IDPHSB include our Office of Faith and Community-Based Partnerships, which manages our Statewide HIV Planning Group, and our Center for HIV/STI Integration and Capacity, which manages all workforce development and training needs in the State, as well as deployment of our integrated behavioral health interventions. In 2019, MDH established a new Center for Harm Reduction Services within the IDPHSB, which includes opioid crisis response, naloxone distribution, syringe services, and overdose prevention training and certification. 

Within the Center for Harm Reduction Services (CHRS), the Division of Operations and Compliance is responsible for the development and oversight of the administrative and operational functions of the Center’s programs. This position will work collaboratively with program staff within the Center, as well as with other units within the Bureau of Infectious Diseases. Additionally, this position will work with the Public Health Services' Fiscal, Grants, and Procurement Offices, in order to develop and implement operational support strategies and projects. 

This position will be responsible for the management of procurement processes for new grant programs, in addition to budgeting across the Center’s funding sources and sub-recipient grants management. This position will also work across the Bureau and PHPA to coordinate internally with Program Managers within the Center, in order to ensure compliance with State and federal statute, along with any funding requirements and conditions of award. Furthermore, this position will work closely with sub-recipients which are out of compliance. 

Finally, this position will ensure access to naloxone through a centralized purchasing model. The work of this position will contribute to smooth implementation of all activities associated with the CHRS.    


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health services, three years of which must have been in health services professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and three years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus an additional year of professional experience in health services, for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience with data analysis, as well as experience with supply chain management.


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration only.


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.