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Recruitment #21-005476-0005




MDH, PHPA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau seeks a Health Policy Lead to direct health programs and provide policy leadership and support to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families to reduce inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health system of care to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary, and specialty care services.

The position will manage and evaluate the programs focused on infant mortality and maternal mortality prevention including the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), the Child Fatality Review (CFR), Thrive by Three, Babies Born Healthy, and the Child Abuse Medical Providers’ Network program (CHAMP). They will oversee and manage the personnel and financial resources of the programs as well as plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of staff. The incumbent will also lead the procurement process and monitor the Thrive by Three awardee(s).

This position also supervises a Health Policy Analyst II; provides expert consultation and technical advice on MCHB-related legislative policies, analyzes each MCHB-related bill for operational and financial impact, and coordinates the team responding to Legislative Session. As part of Legislative Session, the incumbent will develop position papers, testimony and letters of support; and staff workgroups established through legislation.

This position will lead internal work groups, such as the MCHB equity workgroup, by setting the agenda and co, facilitating the meetings, and coordinating topic areas to discuss. This position will also lead the Maternal Mortality Review external work group. The incumbent will lead recruitment, oversee the medical abstractors, facilitate the meetings, and coordinate record finding with hospitals and health systems.


Qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of professional experience in health or human services, with 3 years at the managerial or supervisory level.  Qualified candidates must also possess at least 3 years of policy or program management experience in health services, preferably in the area of maternal and child health.


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.

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