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Recruitment #21-003642-0016






MDH Mental Health and Health Disparities (MHHD), Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full time position will be to address the social determinants of health and eliminate health disparities by leveraging the Department's resources, providing health equity consultation, impacting external communications, guiding policy decisions and influencing strategic direction on behalf of the Secretary of Health. This position will assist with designing, conducting and analyzing epidemiological studies and investigating social determinants of health to advance the cause of eliminating health disparities. This position will participate in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and investigating epidemiological and statistical data among specified discipline areas and providing consultation to influence leadership to achieve health equity. This position will also research and analyze existing federal, state, and local sources to identify policies linked to MHHD’s priorities. As well as, provide technical assistance to MHHD stakeholders and partners, both internal and external to MDH, policy review, analysis, and formulation. In addition, this position will identify and extract data from National, State and Local Health statistics reports and use these data to prepare charts and tables appropriate for inclusion in Maryland health disparities presentations and reports. This position will use statistical software to perform fundamental analysis of the publicly available Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, HSCRC data and other data sets that may become available to the project. This position will also use appropriate methods of age adjustment (direct or indirect age adjustment or age-stratification) in preparing charts and tables. This position will assist the program Epidemiologist and MHHD Director/Deputy in preparing presentations regarding health disparities to various groups within the state, including the Maryland General Assembly. This position includes other data development and presentation related duties as assigned.


Education:   A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist after receipt of the Master’s degree.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


The desired candidate should possess experience:
  • Participating in the collection, analysis, interpretation and investigation of epidemiological and statistical data among a specified discipline area in order to identify causative agents or conditions resulting in adverse health effects
  • Providing data and information concerning corrective actions or programs to alleviate adverse health effects
  • Proposing practices and policies based on findings that will preserve or promote public health 
  • Analyzing data in order to determine changes in trends and probable causes of epidemiologic problems
  • Preparing reports describing the nature of problems identified from collected data
  • Participating in implementation and evaluation of control or prevention measures
  • Designing new data collection systems and recommending improvements to existing systems
  • Recommending investigations or special studies which are indicated from data analyses


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.