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Recruitment #22-002820-0013


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the MDH St. Mary's County Health Department only.




MDH St. Mary's County Health Department
21580 Peabody St.
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time position will be to oversee and coordinate operations in the major program Chronic Disease Prevention and Control at St. Mary's County Health Department. This position will direct the activities of the chronic disease prevention programs.

The employee will:
  • Direct and oversee grant funded programs that focus on asthma, tobacco, diabetes, and other chronic disease prevention initiatives.
  • Direct and assist in the daily operations of the Asthma Home Visiting Program, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and the quality improvement and health systems change work as part of the St. Mary's County Primary Care Collaborative, and Diabetes Prevention & Control within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control department.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinate staff in Asthma, Tobacco, Primary Care Collaborative and Diabetes Programs.
  • Evaluate efficiency of operations and develop, revise and recommend new policies, standards, and workflow procedures within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control department.
  • Set goals, deadlines and oversee the workflow of the unit; receive direction from the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Director and exercise general direction over all technical, professional and clerical employees assigned to the chronic disease unit.
  • Develop and implement rules, regulations, standards and controls for carrying out the work of the chronic disease unit.


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 must have been in the Health Services option.


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 possess:
  • Experience stimulating, developing and coordinating available inter-agency and community programs and services;
  • Experience preparing informative and accurate reports on program accomplishments;
  • Experience communicating effectively with co-workers, management personnel, program participants, health care staff and the general public;
  • Experience planning, organizing and directing the work of others.


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the MDH St. Mary's County Health Department only.


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 that 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 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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