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Maternal & Child Health Epidemiologist

Recruitment #21-003643-0001




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Office of Quality Initiatives, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will sit in the Office of Quality Initiatives (OQI), within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. This position will be responsible for designing and conducting epidemiologic analysis and surveillance, in order to identify determinants of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) outcomes in Maryland. Epidemiologic analyses conducted and presented by this position will be used to make data-driven recommendations for the MCH Bureau. Specifically, this position will work on maternal and infant health, including the Maternal Mortality Review data, severe maternal morbidity, and the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.

During COVID, this position will work with the Epidemiology team to conduct COVID-19 and pregnancy surveillance. This position will also work closely with other programs and offices, including the Office of Family and Community Health Services; the Maryland Family Planning Program; the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; and, the Women and Infant Child (WIC) Program. 

Furthermore, this position will be responsible for a variety of other tasks, including developing and maintaining MCH data collection systems; designing and conducting epidemiologic studies; directing evaluation studies; and, analyzing datasets. This position will also provide technical assistance; respond to data requests; and, present and publish analysis results. Finally, this position will assist and guide other professional staff in the OQI with various research and evaluation studies.


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: Three years of experience as an Epidemiologist, after receipt of the Master’s degree.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics, for the required education and experience.

2. 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 experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience working with clients within the Maternal and Child Health population, as well as experience analyzing hospital case-mix data.


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.