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Recruitment #20-006188-0001




MDH, Deputy Secretary for Operations, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary for Operations for the Maryland Department of Health.  As such, this position serves as an agent of the Deputy Secretary for Operations and is primarily responsible for providing organizational, administrative and policy support to the Deputy Secretary for Operations and the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Operations.

Through collaboration and coordination with the Deputy Secretary for Operations, this position oversees, plans, directs, organizes and manages all day-to-day activities and operations in the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Operations.  With the authority delegated to this position by the Deputy Secretary for Operations, this position oversees daily operations for the administrations that fall under the Deputy Secretary for Operations at MDH.  The incumbent coordinates and has knowledge of priority and routine issues within Operations.  This position oversees the legislative liaison and policy development activities of Operations; represents the Deputy Secretary for Operations at meetings/activities of local, departmental, national/regional state public health program/policy organizations; and provides reports, presentations as needed.  The incumbent also represents the Deputy Secretary for Operations on mandated committees and/or workgroups, and coordinates meetings and retreats.

The incumbent must possess the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment and the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, if needed and on short notice.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work to include three years of experience in professional health services work to include evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care policies, legislation or programs.  Two years of this experience must have involved the supervision of other employees.  

A master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for 2 years of the required general experience.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • A Juris Doctorate Degree, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, or Master of Public Administration Degree;
  • Excellent project management skills and strong analytical skills, including the ability to decipher needs and insights from data;
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including advanced training in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets;
  • Experience developing comprehensive and large-scale reports and presentations for executive level leadership;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite;
  • Ability to manage numerous complex projects simultaneously;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Maryland state procurement laws, rules, and regulations; and,
  • Experience developing and reviewing complex contracts and agreements.


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.