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Deputy Chief, Program Compliance Unit

Recruitment #22-002589-0022




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau/Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services/Program Compliance Unit

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through the provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) works to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives. The Bureau works in partnership with LHDs, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases.

The Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services is dedicated to primary and secondary prevention of HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with other MDH offices and centers, as well as with impacted communities and public and private sector partners, the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services develops, funds and evaluates effective HIV prevention interventions. The Center also provides training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those prevention interventions. 

This position will assist the Center Chief with managing the fiscal component of the awards to providers of HIV services in the State, including LHDs. This position will participate in the procurement processes for service providers to ensure that the procurement documents incorporate the State and federal standards and regulations, according to the funding source. This position will also direct the work of the Center, in order to ensure that awardees are in full compliance with State and federal standards and regulations which govern the use of allocated funds. 

In addition, this position will monitor fund spending to ensure that it is within budget limits, while supervising the maintenance of all financial records, budget control and internal record keeping, including providing signature to financial documents which are required for normal business activities. Furthermore, this position will prepare reports, as appropriate, to meet State and federal requirements; prepare timely budget projections and analyses; analyze the fiscal impact of various policy options and/or new programs; and, make recommendations for improved cost effectiveness and budget utilization. 

This position will serve as a resource regarding fiscal matters and in identifying and resolving fiscal problems. Finally, this position will manage the Program Compliance Unit, including monitoring personnel actions and supervising the preparation of necessary paperwork for appointments, leaves, terminations, and other personnel actions, therefore ensuring that proper procedures are followed and information is accurate. 

This is a professional-level administrative and management position with the responsibility of providing leadership, direction and the monitoring of a designation portion of the fiscal and program compliance of Statewide HIV programming, regardless of source of funding. This position will rotate this responsibility with the other Deputy Chiefs, in order to manage the Center in the absence of the Center Chief.


Experience: Nine years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit; applying rules and regulations; or, exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 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 five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit; applying rules and regulations; or, exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required general 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 supervisory experience, as well as experience with the fiscal management of federal grants. He/she should also have experience managing a portfolio of awards and/or contracts.


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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