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Recruitment #20-005479-0001




MDH, PHPA, Center for the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (Bureau) within the Health Prevention and Promotion Administration is dedicated to improving the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards.

The main purpose of the Center Chief is to oversee the administration of Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (MADAP) on behalf of the state of Maryland.  This includes overseeing a staff of approximately 30 people, managing a budget of approximately $50 million, and maintaining alignment with all requirements of the federal grants within the Center's purview.  The Center helps Maryland's low-to-moderate  income HIV-infected residents by purchasing the medication they need to treat HIV (traditional MADAP) and helps residents by making health insurance premium payments (as a third party payer) to purchase health and prescription insurance plans (MADAP Plus).  The Center covers co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance associated with the client's medications.  The Center also operates expedited and temporary assistance for persons living with HIV who have an immediate need for HIV medications (Temporary MADAP and Emergency MADAP).  The Center's principal goals are to improve access to HIV medications; increase adherence to medication regiments; help clients monitor their progress in taking their medications; and, educating clients with respect to the health insurance environment.  MADAP is a statewide program, unique in Maryland, and is funded through federal funds and several categories of pharmaceutical rebates. 

This position serves as Center Chief for MADAP and directs and coordinates all Center activities.  A member of the Senior and Cross-Center Leadership Teams, the incumbent supervises and evaluates the work of the Center's Deputy Chiefs who are responsible for the program's day-to-day activities.  The incumbent establishes and evaluates program goals, standards and controls to meet program objectives and establishes operational and data/confidentiality policies and procedures inclusive of overseeing and conducting routine reviews to reflect changes in the external health care environment.  The incumbent works closely with the Bureau's Director and Deputy Director to align internal operations with the Center's budget, policy and procedure development, personnel functions, trainings and workforce development initiatives.  The position also serves as a representative of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) on behalf of the Director and Deputy Director on HIV issues and maintain strong collaborative relationships with pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other community partners.  The Center Chief works closely with other Center Chiefs and staff to ensure that the vision and core mission of the Department guides the activities, programs and policies of the Bureau.  The position is responsible for ensuring program collaboration and service integration within the Center and across IDPHSB and other programs.  The Center Chief, as warranted, represents PHPA in the community and with the legislature.



Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of professional experience in health or human services field, including 3 years experience managing a multidisciplinary team.  This position also requires proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Experience navigating pharmaceutical and insurance programs including rebates;
  • Experience with budgeting and monitoring income for large healthcare programs;
  • Experience with HIV treatment;
  • Experience engaging with populations most impacted by HIV in Maryland;
  • Experience with Medicare programs.


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.