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Recruitment #20-002944-0003




MDH, St. Mary's County Health Department, Leonardtown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Health Promotion & Community Services Director is part of the executive team for the St. Mary's County Health Department (SMCHD).  The incumbent plans and administers all health promotion and community services programs for SMCHD.  This position is responsible for compliance with delegate authorities, laws/regulations governing work, and agency objectives.  Provides strategic direction and supervision to a team of program administrators and managers, community health nurse program supervisors/nurses and support staff.  The incumbent is responsible for the programs of Maternal Child & Elder Health including ACCU, EACC, MCHIP Eligibility, AERS and MAPC; the Chronic Disease Division including Cancer Control, Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Control, Cardiovascular Health, and Oral Health; Coordination of Community Services Program; and the Local Behavioral Health Authority.  This positions works with residents, community partners, and other agency units to ensure continuous performance improvement.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in a health or human service field and at least 5 years of experience with managing public health or health services programs and 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

A Master's degree may substitute for up to 2 years experience managing public health or health services programs.


Preferred candidates should possess:

  • Knowledge of grant proposal development to apply for grants and skills in managing grant funded programs;
  • Skill and experience in developing community collaborations;
  • Ability to manage subordinate administrative and clinical staff through project management,  strategic planning, and quality improvement projects and activities;
  • Direct experience in public speaking/oral presentations to diverse, multi-level audiences on topics that can be sensitive or unfamiliar, even controversial.  


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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 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

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.