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Recruitment #22-003642-0009




MDH, Office of Provider Engagement & Regulation (OPER), 1223 Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will support the activities of the Public Health Service’s Office of Provider Engagement and Regulations Office of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (OPER/PDMP) through the full performance level of work designing, conducting, and analyzing a range of State databases to better understand Maryland’s substance use, addiction and overdose trends and to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of State and local initiatives. The position will have flexible responsibilities to support both public health surveillance and programs within OPER/PDMP and across Public Health Services, and will facilitate data interchange between State agencies; use SAS or analogous software to identify trends; develop surveillance reports that visually display and analyze geographic and other surveillance data; provide scientific advice and technical assistance to stakeholders and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation expertise; and analyze data to help develop and evaluate public health programs and their impact. This position will also provide data management, analysis and reporting services for the PDMP and overdose prevention data activities, including analyzing practitioner licensing and PDMP registration data; developing and implementing data analysis tools to identify PDMP data quality issues to be addressed through dispenser outreach and education; development of PDMP data analysis methods; support building out additional unsolicited notification reports, including linkage of PDMP and overdose data to drive fatal overdose notifications; tracking controlled substance dispensing trends and developing public health surveillance protocols; providing expert guidance to OD2A-funded partners providing services to the PDMP; and other duties.


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: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist after receipt of the Master’s degree.

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 selected candidate must possess 2 years experience developing techniques to efficiently process health data, analyze trends, and develop reports.


The desired candidate should have experience performing linkages of several datasets to produce databases. He/she should have a strong working knowledge and/or experience with the following: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data and Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP). She/he should have the ability to run/write SAS code and familiarity with Structured Query Language (SQL) to retrieve and analyze complex datasets.  Recent work experience using SAS Viya 3.5, SAS Viya 4 and SQL preferred.


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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