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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II Health Services

Division Chief, Program Development

Recruitment #20-002942-0010

Introduction

This position is limited only to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, within the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB).

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)’s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, therefore helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with local health departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards.

The Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services is a services unit of the Bureau that provides essential programs and services for people living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV disease. Major services programs of the Center include the Ryan White Parts B Adults; the Pediatric and Youth programs; the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) Program; the CDC Cooperative Agreement for HIV Prevention; and, the Minority AIDS Initiative, in addition to rural seropositive clinics and the projects to reduce perinatal transmission of HIV. The Center works in partnership with organizations which seek to mitigate the impact of health disparities and ensure health equity. This is a professional-level consultation and management position. 

This position will monitor and provide intense technical assistance to Maryland HIV prevention and services providers. This position will also serve Statewide as the Consultant to LHDs, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), and HIV/AIDS service organizations. Additionally, this position will consult correctional facilities, perinatal programs and other agencies regarding the prevention and care of Marylanders at risk of, or living with, HIV, through contracts, unified grants awards, and memoranda of understanding.  

This position will be responsible for federally-funded prevention, clinical and support services programs in the State of Maryland. Finally, this position will be responsible for program development, administration, management, and monitoring, as well as for providing consultation and technical assistance to Statewide grantees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Notes: 

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience with identifying and engaging community partners inclusive of stakeholders living with, or at high risk of acquiring, HIV. He/she should also have experience with developing program capacity.

The desired candidate should have knowledge of HIV prevention and care strategies and resources.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited only to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, within the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB).

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 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.