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Recruitment #20-004609-0001




MDH, PHPA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's (PHPA) mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. 

This position manages the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau and is a member of the Leadership Team working with the director. The position provides clinical and administrative/operational leadership for the Office of Family and Community Health Services, the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, the Office of the Maryland WIC Program and the Office of Quality Initiatives. This position manages through subordinate Office Directors, a total budget of approximately $160 million and a staff of approximately 90 residing in permanent State positions (70 PINs) and contractual employment.

As a member of the Leadership Team and in relation to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the position manages internal operations, including policy and procedure development, personnel functions, trainings, and workforce development initiatives. This position assists the Director in achieving the major goals of PHPA, which are: strengthening program effectiveness, improving organizational effectiveness, and providing public health leadership for addressing maternal and child health issues. The position may act for the Director in the Director's absence as assigned by the Director.
This position also administers maternal and child health programs within PHPA and develops statewide partnerships and initiatives related to public health and maternal and child health. These responsibilities include: (1) Coordination of surveillance activities related to maternal and child health; (2) Providing coordination, expert knowledge on public and personal health issues related to maternal and child health; and (3) Supervision of regulatory or statutory programs related to maternal and child health. 


The successful applicant will have:

  • A MD or DO degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Board Certification.
  • Two (2) years of medical practice.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience related to maternal and child health, in particular:  Infant mortality prevention; family planning; Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program: and/or children with special health care needs.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in management, including responsibility for developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and staff recruitment and management.
  • Proven skill in building collaborative working relationships across department in matrixed organizations.


  • Experience meeting deadlines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. 
  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • The ability to learn various programs and intuit future needs.
  • Excellent problem resolution skills.
  • Experience in government agencies or community health in an administrative capacity helpful.


Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law.  A copy of your current license must be attached to the 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. 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 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.