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Recruitment #21-004223-0001




MDH, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position services as the Community Health Director of Nursing & Disease Prevention and Management Director.  The main purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction to the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Management and nursing programs to ensure a competent and progressive public health nursing workforce and efficient clinical programming. Works with the county health officers and program directors as the community health nurse expert in the development and coordination of the overall health department program. Oversees the health departments pandemic response operations. Directs the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Management through subordinate staff; provides guidance and consultation to other State or County agencies, managing an annual budget of approximately $7 million per year (including core public health funds, state and federal categorical grants, and county funds). This position works collaboratively with the Medical Director or their designee to ensure the highest-level delivery and equitable allocation of medical care and public health services. This position coordinates nursing coverage and oversight to ensure 24/7 coverage.


A master’s degree in nursing, public health or a related field from an accredited college or university and four years of experience as a community health nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity or two years of experience as a community health nurse and three years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity as a registered nurse.   

A bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field and five years of experience as a community health nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity may be substituted for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate should possess the following: 

  • Minimum 2 years nursing administration including managing and supervising staff, overseeing schedules, implementing and monitoring quality standards;
  • Experience with performance management processes in the healthcare setting;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Ability to analyze data;
  • Expert in Microsoft office 365 and data management; and,
  • Master’s degree in business management, public health, health administration preferred.


Employees in this classification positions must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or a license recognized by the Multi-State Compact agreement.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.