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Administrator I, Surveillance & Evaluation Unit

Recruitment #22-002586-0177




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control/Surveillance and Evaluation Unit, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be assigned to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Surveillance and Evaluation Unit (SEU), within the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control (CCPC). SEU collects, analyzes and monitors data related to State and federally-funded cancer screening programs, in support of CCPC’s mission to reduce the cancer burden in Maryland. This position will be responsible for providing support to the SEU and its Program Manager, including conducting research and compiling information, as directed, by the SEU Program Manager.

Furthermore, this position will administer responsibilities related to the Cancer Client Database (CDB) and Cancer Education Database (EDB). The CDB and EDB are cancer databases which are managed by the SEU and are used to collect data from local Cigarette Restitution Fund-Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening, and Treatment (CRF-CPEST) programs across the State of Maryland. These data are used for various surveillance and evaluation activities, including State and local program planning; program evaluation; and, the fulfillment of various reporting requirements. 

Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing and recommending new, or revised, standards and methods of operation to accomplish SEU’s mission. This position will serve as a liaison between the SEU and CCPC Cancer Screening Programs Unit staff members, along with local CRF-CPEST program staff members, as appropriate.


This position will administer the following responsibilities related to the Cancer Client Database (CDB) and Cancer Education Database (EDB): 

● Providing CDB and EDB technical assistance to State and local database users. 
● Tracking technical assistance inquiries and feedback from local database users for use in identifying additional training needs and recommendations for database improvements. 
● Generating and developing tables, summaries and reports, while utilizing data sourced from the databases. 
● Providing and/or supporting quality assurance activities for SEU deliverables and incoming documents from local programs which are sourced from the databases. 
● Assisting local database users and programs with understanding, interpreting and using reports to facilitate program planning and evaluation. 
● Planning, providing and monitoring database training.


EducationGraduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

ExperienceFive years of administrative staff or professional work.  


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year, up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes; or, overseeing or coordinating unit operations; or, functioning as a Staff Assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for- year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have professional experience using Microsoft Excel, including experience analyzing and reporting data. The desired candidate should also have experience using databases, along with professional experience in the Public Health and Program Evaluation field.


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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