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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II Health Services

Division Chief, Partner Services Program Management

Recruitment #21-002942-0006

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau/Center for STI Prevention, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through the provision of public health efforts, in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. This position will serve as the Division Chief for Partner Services Management in the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP). The mission of CSTIP is to develop, implement, support, and evaluate Statewide strategies and initiatives, with the goal of preventing, reducing, and ultimately eliminating Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Maryland.


Reportable STIs include HIV, syphilis (including congenital syphilis), gonorrhea, and chlamydia. CSTIP is responsible for conducting and overseeing Statewide surveillance, as well as for data collection and analysis of the STI epidemic. This division is also responsible for field/partner services (intensive contact tracing to interrupt transmission), outbreak/cluster response, and HIV linkage and re-engagement in care services. CSTIP is also responsible for integrating Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) services and data to care efforts, along with partner needs assessments and the provision of technical assistance. Preventing STIs and their complications is essential for improving both sexual and reproductive health, as well as for preventing HIV transmission amongst all Maryland residents.


This position will develop, lead and oversee program management and improvement activities which support field/partner services, HIV linkage to care activities, and PrEP data to care and linkage efforts in the CSTIP. This position will be responsible for the recruitment, supervision and training of designated staff members, including Partner Services Program Officers who provide technical assistance for State and local health department’s Disease Investigation Specialists (Contact Tracers). This position will also be responsible for the HIV Care Engagement Coordinator and the PrEP Linkage Coordinator. In addition, this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of evidence-based practices for quality assurance, in addition to the improvement and integration of partner and HIV linkage to care services.


Furthermore, this position will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of Partner Services procedures, contracts and standards for local and State health department field staff members. This position will directly supervise the work and outcomes of Partner Services Project Officers who are responsible for the evaluation of partner services within CSTIP and LHDs. This position will also directly supervise the work and outcomes of the HIV Care Engagement Coordinator, as well as the PrEP Data to Care Linkage Coordinator.


Additionally, this position will oversee the provision of advanced consultative work which requires specialized knowledge in the planning, development, and implementation of Statewide Partner Services and Congenital Syphilis activities. This position will develop standard operating procedures and any recommendations for procedure and policy decisions. Finally, this position will assess the field staff capacity and oversee the development and implementation of trainings.


This position will participate in cross-center program collaboration and service integration initiatives, including Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE), PrEP, and partnerships with the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCHB), in order to develop and implement strategies to eliminate congenital syphilis. This position will report to the Deputy Chief of the CSTIP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Notes: 

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have professional experience in the field of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), most notably congenital syphilis. He/she should also have experience with STI partner services, along with experience engaging and developing multiple partners in Statewide or regional quality improvement strategies. 

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience monitoring program compliance, contracts, and grants, as well as experience supervising multiple staff members and supporting program improvement. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working with diverse populations within a local or State health department.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.