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Recruitment #21-005485-0006




Maryland Department of Health
Office of Preparedness and Response
7462 Candlewood Rd, Unit D
Hanover, MD

Position will report to MDH Headquarters in Baltimore, MD as needed.

Main Purpose of Job

This position manages, leads, and directs the Office of Preparedness and Response for the Maryland Department of Health. This position plans, directs, and administers all operational aspects of OP&R, establishes overall policies and procedures, oversees their implementation and evaluates their effectiveness, including management oversight of personnel and financial resources of the office. This position ensures compliance with federal, state and departmental guidelines and policies and oversees preparedness planning, training, and exercises to prepare MDH employees to respond to public health incidents and events.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and ten years of professional health or human services experience, five years must include 
progressively responsible management and supervisory experience to include supervision of front line managers.

The following FEMA courses are also required to be completed and certificates submitted at the time of hire: ICS-100; ICS-200; ICS-300; ICS-400; ICS-700; and ICS-800.  If you possess completion of the course, please list courses on resume or submit the certificates under the certification portion of the application.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • At least ten years of experience in emergency operations especially related to public health and medical preparedness and response; and,
  • Field experience utilizing National Incident Management Structure (NIMS) and Incident Command Structure (ICS).


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

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.