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Recruitment #20-009248-0002




Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
4160 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) seeks an Associate Director, External Affairs who will be responsible for the management of external affairs including legislative affairs, stakeholder engagement, communications, and interagency coordination. Additionally, this position will act as a secondary liaison to ensure there is regular communication with the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Innovation (CMMI).  

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Legislative and Governmental Affairs - Lead the HSCRC process to manage all legislative and governmental affairs including assisting in the development of policy positions, briefing legislators, legislative staff, and senior state and federal administrators on Total Cost of Care Model, writing position letters,  and providing oral testimony to legislative committees.
  • Strategic Communications Management - Develop the HSCRC annual strategic communications plan designed to increase statewide familiarity with the Total Cost of Care Model and implement a diverse set of communication tactics including but not limited to the creation of policy papers, the use of social media, the use of the agency website, and hosting of informational webinars as strategies to highlight Model activities and successes.
  • Interagency Alignment - Build relationships with partner agencies to foster engagement and success of the Total Cost of Care Model, including partnering with State agencies to develop goals, milestones, and targets for key health priorities as part of the Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy.
  • Stakeholder Outreach & Engagement - Build relationships with industry stakeholders from various parts of the healthcare continuum on the Total Cost of Care Model (e.g., hospitals, physicians, post-acute providers, etc.) and represent the Commission on work groups charged with the development of statewide policies regarding health care services delivery and financing.
  • Coordination with Federal Government - Assist Principal Deputy Director in coordination of regular planning meetings with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to ensure alignment and understanding of the State’s progress on the Total Cos of Care Model.  


Master’s degree in public health, public administration, health law or related field.  5-7 years of work experience working on healthcare policy and legislative issues.  Extensive experience in managing large projects across multiple stakeholder groups.


Desired candidates should possess excellent verbal communication and written communication skills, as well as a collegial approach and the ability to lead projects and provide guidance to less-experienced analysts. They should also possess the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders including State agency administrators, providers, consumers, policymakers, and representatives of the press.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A cover letter and resume must accompany your application.  The cover letter and resume should be upload, as one file, under the resume section of the 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.

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