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Recruitment #22-005474-0012


Previous applicants need not reapply.  All previous qualified applications will continue to be considered for this recruitment.




MDH, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is regulatory in nature. This position functions as the Deputy Director of OEOP and oversees all functions of the program in the absence of the Executive Director.

This position is the sole point of contact (POC) for MDH employees, applicants, constituents participating in MDH programs and services, local Maryland Health Departments, and Maryland Boards and Commissions as it relates to discrimination in healthcare services. 

This employee, through managerial assistance, compliance reviews, technical assistance and other related activities is responsible for ensuring that MDH, and its components, as well as thousands of MDH licensed health care providers participating in one or more Federally assisted programs (i.e. Medical Assistance, Grants, etc.) comply with several Federal Civil Rights Regulations e.g., Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II (subtitle A) of the Americans with Disabilities Act., Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975. This employee is also MDH’s Limited English Proficiency Program Coordinator, working with MDH managers and programs to assist them in establishing and maintaining procedures for providing services to individuals who are Limited English Proficient to ensure compliance with the Annotated Code of Maryland State Government Article § 10-1101 – 10-1104 and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Civil Rights Limited English Proficiency Guidelines. This employee also serves as the Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ensuring compliance and addresses inquiries and grievances filed alleging failure on the behalf of MDH to provide assistive technology, meaning language access and/or other types of discrimination occurred in the delivery of services by a health program. This employee also serves as MDH’s ADA Coordinator, working with departmental personnel and managerial staff to ensure the Department’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the State of Maryland’s Disability Law. 

This position also functions as the HB1120 Coordinator, a function established in 2020 and exclusive to the Maryland Department of Health, pursuant to Health General Articles §2-106 and §2-1001 – §2-1004. The HB1120 shall ensure all MDH units provide affordable health care throughout the State to all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; and prohibit discrimination with respect to the provision of health care by any person, in order to protect and ensure the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all. The Secretary and/or a designee, OEOP Executive Director/Fair Practices Officer, and/or the HB1120 Coordinator, has exclusive jurisdiction to enforce by administrative action the laws of the State as provided for under this article and the Health Occupations Article. This position must also investigate claims of discrimination against any health care businesses and triage complaints against licensees for referral to MD State Boards and Commissions, Office of Healthcare Quality Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and/or US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, throughout the State of Maryland. 

Since the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, this position also serves as the primary point of contact and COVID accommodation consultant for reasonable accommodations at COVID testing and vaccination sites throughout the state of Maryland, as it relates to COVID activities and accommodations. Functions include reviewing and approving/denying medical reasonable accommodation requests for vaccine exemption, for employees and applicants for employment, ensuring every testing and vaccination site is accessible and remains accessible.  This position reviews, interprets and drafts guidance and procedures for internal and external contacts, including but not limited to employees, partners, contractors, and the public. 

This position acts as Respondent's Representative to the state and federal agencies for request for information related to MDH’s response to the COVID pandemic and general equal access complaints of discrimination filed against the department.

This employee will also serve as MDH’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer and assist the unit in the investigations of all EEO related complaints (discrimination, sexual harassment, fair practices…), as needed.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 6 years of professional health or human services experience, with at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience. A Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute one a year-for-year basis for the college degree.


Preferred candidates should have extensive ADAAA experience. Knowledge of and experience with the below programs/duties is vital: This position manages the ADA, LEP, Section 508 and 1557, HB 1120 programming, reviews, approves/denies medical reasonable accommodations, develops and maintains COVID related accommodation materials, processes, and procedures, responds to complaints of disability discrimination, and liaises with MDH AG's, U.S. DOJ, MCCR, EEOC, HHS-OCR, disability rights advocate groups, constituents, and other external entities.


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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