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Recruitment #21-002419-0003




MDH - Office of Population Health Improvement, Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position will be to provide high level program policy development and legislative support to the OPHI. The duties will be to conduct scientific literature review, data collection activities, analyze, develop and present information on public health initiatives, health care services, and policies and programs. This position serves as the legislative liaison for OPHI. In that capacity, the HPA II reviews and makes data informed policy recommendations on bills during legislative session and legislated initiatives during MDH and OPHI legislative meetings. This position will also be the leader within OPHI for the development and submission of legislative reports and other legislated deliverables. The HPA II supports the administrative processes related to legislative, and policy development activities. This position will also support the health policy and legislative concerns of programs across OPHI including the Office of Primary Care Access, State Office of Rural Health, Office of Workforce Development, the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP), Opioid Prevention Programs, and the Office of School Health.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.


 1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

 2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

1. Knowledge of the principles of health care policy.  
2. Experience working in public health or health care.  
3. Experience with health care policy development and implementation.  
4. Experience using various methods of data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and scientific literature review to make program and policy recommendations.


Employees in this classification 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 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.