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Project Coordinator, Local Public Health Initiatives (**REPOST**)

Recruitment #22-002820-0005






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) oversees comprehensive State and local tobacco control programs, in order to reduce tobacco use initiation; help those who are using tobacco to quit; reduce the exposure of residents to secondhand smoke and/or vape; and, eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. CTPC receives Cigarette Restitution Funds (CRF) which include a Local Public Health component. The CRF Program infrastructure is based on the best practice recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office on Smoking and Health.

The Local Public Health Initiatives team within CTPC oversees twenty-four (24) local health department tobacco control programs and grants. This team also provides technical assistance, oversees community-level grants, and helps to incorporate State initiatives to directly support community and local-level programs by implementing evidence-based tobacco control activities. The overall purpose of the Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program is to reduce death, disability and disease that results from tobacco use by utilizing best practice strategies, policy and training. 

This position will support the Division Chief with the planning, development, coordination, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of targeted school-based tobacco use cessation, enforcement, and community-based health education programs. Such programs and enforcement will establish and sustain tobacco-free social norms, in order to prevent and reduce tobacco usage among Maryland residents. This position will be responsible for providing critical programmatic support, including grant management, training, financial tracking, and program reporting. This position will also be responsible for providing site reviews, data request tasks, the monitoring of performance, and for ensuring compliance with CRF State statute requirements.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the Health Services option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus one additional year of professional experience in health services, for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience developing and implementing public health programs, particularly for diverse and vulnerable populations. He/she should also have experience promoting and/or evaluating community-based health education strategies which support social norms changes.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience managing grants. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working with budgets.


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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