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Recruitment #20-005479-0002




MDH, Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Reporting to the Director of the Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation (OPER), the newest Public Health Services Administration, this position serves as OPER Deputy Director, with a particular focus on the regulatory and enforcement program areas. OPER provides a center of support for prescribers and dispensers to better promote professional education, informed clinical decision-making, best practices and innovation so that Maryland patients experience optimal access, efficacy and safety in connection with controlled dangerous substances (CDS).  OCSA is the State CDS permit authority, with the responsibility to register and regulate individuals and establishments that prescribe, dispense, manufacture, distribute and conduct other authorized activities with CDS.  The Office of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is responsible for ongoing operations and enhancement of data systems, analytics and programs designed to prevent and mitigate substance misuse, including the PDMP, Drug Related Indicator Dashboards and educational activities like academic detailing.

The Deputy Director is a full performance management service position responsible for direction of programs, providing leadership, coordination, and supervision to ensure operational effectiveness, efficiency and consistency with OPER's policies, performance measures, goals and objectives.  In this role the incumbent particularly manages the OCSA Registration and Enforcement Division Chiefs in carrying out daily operations within and across Divisions.  The incumbent is responsible for strategic oversight, performance, and enhancement of OCSA's activities related to licensing, inspection, compliance, and regulation.  This position also oversees development of legislation and regulation to forward these goals, and ensures adherence to best practices.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Health or Human Services fields and at least five years of work experience in health, pharmacy, public health or behavioral health fields, including three years of experience in management, including responsibility for fiscal and personnel.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and two years of the general experience requirement may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience with project management.
  • Pharmacist license.
  • Pharmacy or health regulatory inspection or enforcement experience.
  • Pharmacy, health, or public health program administration experience.


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.