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Recruitment #20-004608-0003




MDH, Garrett County Health Department, Oakland, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this part time (16 hrs per week) contractual position is to serve as the medical Deputy Health Officer for the Garrett County Health Department.  This position provides medical oversight for the health department programs, assists the Health Officer in implementing State and local policies, and writes standing orders, as well as doctor's orders for individuals.  The Deputy Health Officer assists in assessing community health needs and guiding health department programs to meet those needs.  Provides consultation on medical issues to health department staff and the medical community, including medical guidance in the event of a disease outbreak or other public health emergency.  The Deputy Health Officer supervises staff and provides backup for the Health Officer, as needed.


Qualified candidates must possess a Degree in medicine (M.D. or O.D.) 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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.