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Chief, Center for Milk and Dairy Product Safety

Recruitment #21-000661-0001


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health only.




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau/Office of Food Protection/Center for Milk and Dairy Product Safety, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

Through the supervision of Section Heads, this position will administer dairy programs, including overseeing the planning for, and implementation of, each program. This position will implement, direct, coordinate, evaluate, and provide leadership in dairy protection. Additionally, this position will provide leadership in disseminating knowledge of dairy protection and associated community service programs to both the general public and members of the dairy industry.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in Engineering or the biological, environmental or physical sciences.

Experience: Three years of experience supervising a professional staff, or as a Project Supervisor, in the general field of work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in Engineering, Public Administration or Law, as related to environmental health, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute registration as an Environmental Sanitarian, or as a Professional Engineer, for the required education.

3. Applicants may substitute one additional year of experience in Engineering, Public Administration or Law, related to environmental health, for the 30 credit hours of required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a Commissioned Officer in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources classifications, or Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources specialty codes in the Engineering, Natural Resources and Science field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education and experience.


The desired candidate should have professional experience in milk and dairy operations. He/she should also have experience utilizing and interpreting different types of databases and reports (i.e. lab results, inspection reports), as well as experience communicating any findings in such reports. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working with State, local and/or federal agencies, legislators and/or managers of regulated industries.  

The desired candidate should have knowledge of the federal and State organizational structure for milk and dairy product safety.


This position is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Health only.


Candidates appointed to positions in these classifications may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 which 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, at 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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