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Recruitment #22-002419-0001




MDH/Office of the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide policy, organizational and administrative support for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Office of the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services (ODSPHS). Such support will be provided through policy analysis and development; constituent correspondence preparation and communications; and, special initiative and partner coordination. This position will also focus on coordinating activities to help strengthen public health infrastructure and local health department engagement.

As a team member within the ODSPHS, this position will be expected to support many competing priorities, in addition to other ODSPHS needs, priorities and special initiatives, as they arise. This position will assist with policy analysis, along with the development of public health services, policies and programs. Furthermore, this position will assist with the development of decision papers, leadership briefings and presentations. Finally, this position will support the assessments and identifications of emerging needs and priorities within the Public Health Services Administration.


Principal functions of this position will include:

1) Developing public health services policies and guidance.

2) Analyzing and developing recommendations regarding public health services policies and activities.

3) Preparing testimony on public health services activities and policies.

4) Drafting responses to constituent and media inquiries regarding various public health services.

5) Assisting with, and coordinating, strategic planning and special initiatives, in support of strengthening public health infrastructure.

6) Conducting and supporting selected ODSPHS projects.

7) Representing the ODSPHS in meetings and initiatives, as well as on various workgroups.

8) Preparing reports which summarize the results of public health services outcomes and research.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching, and developing health care services, policies and programs.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience analyzing and/or developing policies, as well as experience coordinating activities to help strengthen public health infrastructure and local health department engagement. The desired candidate should also have experience preparing various forms of correspondence, including presentations, media inquiries, decision papers, and leadership briefings.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.

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