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HAIC Epidemiologist

Recruitment #22-003641-0001




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau/Maryland Emerging Infections Program, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

Within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives; and, protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with Local Health Departments (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 and environmental health hazards.

This position will provide epidemiologic and programmatic support for surveillance and special studies of various communicable diseases of interest to the Maryland Emerging Infections Program (EIP). In particular, those related to the Healthcare-Associated Infections Community Interface (HAIC) component of EIP, as well as other EIP or related activities. This position will also be responsible for conducting surveillance for specified illnesses and pathogens; refining and analyzing surveillance data; and, assisting with case and outbreak investigations, as needed. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing special studies based on the surveillance activities; writing scientific and/or other reports; and, communicating program information to federal, State and local stakeholders. 

Furthermore, this position will routinely travel to hospitals throughout the State of Maryland to conduct on-site medical record reviews. Finally, program activities will be conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other EIP sites and federal, State and local partners. These activities will complement the surveillance and outbreak investigative functions of MDH's PHPA's Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB), whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce the incidents of communicable diseases in Maryland.


Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications, or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have professional experience in a Maryland health care setting, as well as experience applying epidemiologic techniques to health care-associated infection-related prevention efforts, including prevention of COVID, C diff, Candida auris, and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae.


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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