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Recruitment #21-005478-0021




MDH, Talbot County Health Department, Easton, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Health Officer is an executive level position responsible for overall operational management of the Talbot County Health Department and program supervision through subordinate staff. This position reports directly to the Health Officer and is responsible for the operational management of an agency with 120 staff and a budget of $13 million. This position directs, manages and supervises the day to day operations and programmatic areas of the local health department under the direction of the Health Officer. This position oversees administrative functions for divisions including approvals of grants, budgets, health priority setting, and program planning. The positions supports the Health Officer with setting agency direction and implementing community health improvement. This position will directly supervise all division directors, oversee the general budget of the health department, lead programmatic and fiscal strategic planning and performance improvement, and participates in community health priority setting.


Qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and five years of professional experience in health services administration OR four years public health administrative experience.   Three years of administrative experience must have included responsibility for budget management, fiscal planning, grants management or closely related area; and two years must have involved supervision of professional staff.

A related Master’s Degree will substitute for two years of general health services/public health experience.


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. 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 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.