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Program Officer, HIV Prevention & Health Services

Recruitment #21-002941-0004




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives; and, protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, in order to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards.

The Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services is a unit of the bureau that manages the HIV Integrated Program and awards sub-recipients, in order to deliver essential services to people who are living with, or are vulnerable to, HIV. This unit also contributes to the mitigation of health disparities and the assurance of health equity. The Center manages grants from federal agencies, including the HRSA/HAB Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part B Program; the Housing and Urban Development Department’s Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) Program; the Center for Diseases Control (CDC)’s Cooperative Agreement for HIV Prevention; and, the Minority AIDS Initiative.

This position will monitor and provide intense technical assistance to Maryland HIV prevention and health service providers, with emphasis on those which respond to the needs and expectations of the youth. This position will also serve throughout the State of Maryland as the Consultant to LHDs and Community-Based Organizations (CBO), as well as to faith-based organizations; HIV/AIDS service organizations; correctional facilities; perinatal programs; and, other agencies. Such consultation will target the prevention and care of Marylanders who are under 25 years of age and are vulnerable to, or living with, HIV, via contracts, unified grants awards, and a memorandum of understanding.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for the development of strategies and new programs targeted toward the previously mentioned population, as well as for providing program specifications for selecting service providers through the different procurement mechanisms. Finally, this position will be responsible for managing contracts and awards, along with providing consultation and technical assistance to contractors and awardees throughout the State of Maryland.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.  

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health services, three years of which must have been in Health Services professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and two years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus an additional year of professional experience in health services, for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience working with vulnerable youth in the Baltimore City community, as well as experience networking and utilizing youth-focused social media. He/she should also have experience conducting needs assessments, along with experience using Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint and Excel.


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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