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Recruitment #22-002419-0027






MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Federal Programs, Columbia, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is to protect the health and safety of Maryland's citizens, as well as to ensure that there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems. This mission is accomplished through regulatory, enforcement and educational activities.

OHCQ conducts initial certification, recertification surveys, and complaint investigations. OHCQ receives federal funding to perform these activities, and for the federal programs, OHCQ is evaluated by CMS for compliance with specific standards and/or processes within Medicare’s State Operations Manual (SOM) and CMS’s annual Mission and Priority Document (MPD). Failure to meet the CMS performance standards can result in OHCQ’s loss of federal funds. 

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to function as a direct report to the Assistant Deputy Director of Federal Programs, while evaluating certain healthcare industries throughout the State of Maryland, including, but not limited to, hospitals; clinical and forensic laboratories; end stage renal disease; home health; hospice; and, ambulatory surgery centers. Such evaluations will be conducted to develop, design, direct, and implement Statewide policies, procedures and processes, in order to improve the quality of health care services and to enhance regulatory efficiency and effectiveness. 

This position will analyze specialized data to ascertain validity, determine compliance with State regulations, and recommend changes in Statewide policies, procedures and processes. This position will also evaluate agency performance, in addition to developing and implementing strategies, in order to enhance organizational productivity and outcomes. 

Furthermore, this position will develop and implement procedures to ensure the consistent utilization of Aspen software, as well as evaluate and analyze data, in order to develop monthly status reports. Finally, this position will advise the OHCQ's Deputy Director regarding all units’ performance. 

This job classification is designated by the Secretary of Budget and Management as being eligible to telework. This is a hybrid telework position where work hours may be performed from a State or remote work site, based on the agency’s needs.


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 researching and categorizing legal documents, as well as experience collecting and preparing response documentation.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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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