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Program Manager II

Recruitment #21-005477-0029




MDH Office of Preparedness and Response
7462 Candlewood Road, Suite D
Hanover MD 21076

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Emergency Operations Manager for the  Maryland Department of Health.  This position resides in the Office of Preparedness and Response. This position coordinates Department-wide as well as in partnership with state, local and private agencies using an all hazard emergency response and recovery operations approach in Maryland for Emergency Support Function 8, Health and Medical Services.  This position oversees the following programs: Strategic National Stockpile Program (SNS), Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI), the Maryland Professional Volunteer Program (MPVC) and warehouse operations.  Serves as principal point of contact for 24/7 notification of emergency incidents and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).  This position is responsible for ensuring that MDH Emergency Operations are carried out in accordance with NIMS and ICS and are coordinated appropriately with MDH administrations and with ESF 8 response partners.


Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of public health or human services administrative or professional experience, including three (3) years at a supervisory or managerial level. A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience. A Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute year-for-year for the college degree.


The desired candidate should possess experience with the receipt and distribution of medical countermeasures as well as experience in emergency response planning, training and exercising, especially NIMS/ICS.


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.