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MADAP Clients System Programmer

Recruitment #21-004480-0006




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau/Center for Client Services/Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for Client Services (CCS) is the service unit of PHPA's Infectious Disease Bureau (IDB). CCS uses State and federal funding to provide essential HIV medication, insurance premium assistance, and HIV wrap-around services to eligible Marylanders with HIV and/or AIDS. The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) provides access to medications for eligible people who are living with HIV and/or AIDS. The MADAP Plus Program assists clients by paying for their health insurance premiums, thus providing access to inpatient and outpatient health care, along with prescription coverage.

This position will serve as the Lead Designer and be responsible for the creation and implementation of all newly created functions and improvements to the existing Client Services Database that supports MADAP's operations. This position will also serve as a Programmer and assist the CCS Chief, or his/her designee, with the coordination of programming services provided by contractors, as needed.

This position will train MADAP users with efficient usage of the database, and also coordinate the data access interface with other centers, as pursuant to data exchange agreements between the Center and the entity of data exchange. Additionally, this position will troubleshoot problems; review and evaluate technical literature, in order to make recommendations; and, attend workshops, seminars and training classes, in order to keep abreast of new developments in data management technology.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or other information technology-related field, to include course work in database management systems.

Experience: One year of experience designing, developing, implementing, maintaining, and controlling database management systems for computers.

Notes: 1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, plus thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or other information technology-related field, to include course work in database management systems, may be substituted for the required education.

2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and one additional year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages, or maintaining and modifying operating systems for computers, may be substituted for the required education.

3. Experience operating computer systems; scheduling and controlling input and output; maintaining a tape library to process data on computer systems; or, converting data from project specifications by developing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for high school education, on a year-for-year basis.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Database Administration classifications or Database Administration specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience using database management systems, software and tools, as well as experience implementing, controlling, and evaluating database management systems. He/she should also have experience operating system data, communications software, and relational databases.

Finally, the desired candidate should have experience using diagnostic and performance tools, as well as other software products, in order to maintain established standards for database management systems.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached, or will be furnished with a pager.


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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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