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Recruitment #22-002944-0003




MDH, PHS, Overdose to Action Program (OD2A), Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Overdose Data to Action Program Manager oversees the daily operations of the Overdose Data to Action Program (OD2A), which encompasses multiple programs within the Public Health Services Administration and local health departments.  The Maryland OD2A Program has an annual budget of $7, 189,413 and supports a statewide system of substance use/opioid prevention, early intervention, harm reduction and surveillance efforts by: 1) cultivating partnerships with local health departments and community organizations; 2) providing public education, outreach, professional education, quality assurance, surveillance, and evaluation; and 3) recommending system level interventions for sustainable improvement and impact. The Program Manager coordinates the workflow of multiple substance use/opioid overdose surveillance and prevention programs within multiple Public Health Services Administrations.  The Program Manager is directly responsible for the program budget and overseeing all technical and administrative operations completed by multiple Public Health Services Administrations and local health departments, and thus s/he must have excellent interpersonal skills and be adept at cultivating partnerships and promoting teamwork.  This position includes mixed duties involving both epidemiological studies and investigations related to substance use disorder and planning, organizing, implementing, administering and supervising all aspects of the OD2A Program.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of combined professional experience in public health programming, project management and stakeholder engagement.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:
  • Knowledge of evidence-based strategies for overdose prevention; 
  • Skills in monitoring and managing multi-year projects;
  • Skills in developing solicitations for grants and/or contracts; and, 
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and oversight to grantees.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. A resume must accompany your application.

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.

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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