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Recruitment #20-004608-0002


This position will serve as the Medical Deputy Health Officer for both Allegany and Garrett County Health Departments.  The position is part time - 32 hours per week, 16 hours in Allegany County and 16 hours in Garrett County.




Allegany and Garrett County Health Departments
Cumberland, MD and Oakland, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the medical Deputy Health Officer for both the Allegany County Health Department and the Garrett County Health Department. This position provides medical oversight for multi-county health department programs, assist Health Officers in implementing State and local policies, and write standing orders, as well as doctor's orders for individuals.  The Deputy Health Officer will:  Assist in assessing community health needs and guiding multi-county health department programs to meet those needs; Provide consultation on medical issues to both health department staff and the medical community, including medical guidance in the event of a disease outbreak or other public health emergency; and, supervise staff and provide backup for Health Officers as needed. This position will spend approximately half of their time working with the Allegany County Health Department and half with Garrett County Health Department.


Qualified candidates must possess a Degree in medicine (M.D. or D.O.) from an accredited college or university and a license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland or be eligible for a Maryland Physician license. 

Qualified candidates must also possess one of the following:

  •  At least 5 years experience in the field of public health.


  • A master's degree in public health and at least 2 years experience in the field of public health.


Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law or be eligible to obtain licensure from the Maryland Board of Physician.  License to practice in Maryland MUST be obtained prior to hire.

**Please be sure to include a copy of your current license or license number with your completed application.**


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.