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Title V MCH Block Grant Manager

Recruitment #22-002588-0070






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families, in order to eliminate inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health system of care, in order to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary and specialty care services.

This position will provide leadership and oversight to the Title V MCH Block Grant application and annual report process. This position will review the federal grant requirements of the application and report, as well as attend application technical assistance webinars and address the federal Project Officer with questions when they arise. This position will also coordinate across offices and programs to receive input, while drafting content for the application and report, in line with donor requirements. 

Additionally, this position will draft an annual work plan to coordinate the grant application and annual report process, including timelines and responsible parties, with timely follow up. This position will be responsible for coordinating the associated files in a shared drive or Google drive folder for team access. This position will also work in collaboration with the Fiscal Team to complete the financial reporting forms. 

Furthermore, this position will develop a Maryland Title V Advisory Committee. This position will lead monthly program meetings with MCHB staff members to coordinate Title V activities with the federal and general-funded Title V programs. Such activities will include drafting the agenda and coordinating speakers, when applicable. 

In addition to completing the financial reporting forms, this position will also collaborate with the Fiscal Team to monitor federal and generally-funded spending of the grant on a monthly basis, including planning mitigation strategies for expected over or under-spending. This position will be responsible for reviewing twenty-four (24) Local Health Department (LHD) program and fiscal quarterly and annual reports. To add on, this position will meet with the grantees on at least a quarterly basis to provide technical assistance and share program learning and data across sites. This position will also meet with the State Systems Development Initiative Epidemiologist on at least a monthly basis to review Title V performance measures. 

This position will lead the design of the development of a Title V data collection system, as well as lead workforce development efforts within the Bureau. This includes developing strategies to increase the capacity of the MCH workforce in the State of Maryland. Finally, this position will participate in the Maternal Health Innovation Program Task Force, along with other relevant committees and work groups, to disseminate Title V program findings and create linkages with other programs in the Bureau and Administration. 

This position will lead the procurement process of other MCHB grants and contracts, as assigned.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six 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 two years 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 managing projects, including overseeing budgets and work plans. He/she should also have experience developing federal grants. Finally, the desired candidate should have professional experience in the Maternal and Child Health 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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