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Recruitment #20-005477-0020




MDH, PHPA, Center for Harm Reeducation Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHS) responds to the syndemic of STI, HIV, viral hepatitis, and drug use. HIV prevention and care services and the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP), as well as surveillance, monitoring and programming for viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections surveillance, prevention, and treatment are included in the IDPHS portfolio. Additional units in IDPHS include our Office of Faith and Community Based Partnerships which manages our Statewide HIV Planning Group, and our Center for HIV/STI Integration and Capacity which manages all workforce development and training needs in the state as well as deployment of our integrated behavioral health interventions. In 2019, MDH established a new Center for Harm Reduction Services within IDPHS which includes opioid crisis response, naloxone distribution, syringe services, and overdose prevention training and certification.

Within the Center for Harm Reduction Services, the Deputy Chief assists the Chief with oversight of the design, implementation and ongoing development of public health strategies and programs to prevent harmful substance use, reduce substance use-related morbidity and mortality and promote behavioral health and wellness in Maryland. The Deputy Chief focuses on the areas of harm reduction policy development, harm reduction program development and the integration of harm reduction activities in different program settings. The Deputy provides additional management support to three Division Chiefs, including program and grants management, capacity building programs, and operations. Responsibilities include coordination of Center activities and processes, facilitating a collaborative work environment, budgeting across the Center’s funding sources and representing the Center at meetings with internal and external partners.


Qualified candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 6 years of health or human services professional experience, including at least 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience.

Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education from an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Desirable candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience managing a mission-driven team;
  • Experience working in, or a demonstrated genuine interest in, drug policy and harm reduction;
  • Experience managing multiple projects and budgets at one time; and,
  • Good judgement and strong communication skills.


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.