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Recruitment #22-005479-0015




MDH, PHPA, Office of Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children and adolescents in Maryland. MCHB programs and activities strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health infrastructure and to assure the availability and accessibility of preventive and primary care services for women, children and adolescents.

The position provides oversight of the MCHB Office for Genetics and People with Special HealthCare Needs, which includes the Newborn Screening Follow up Program, Early Hearing Detection and Early Intervention, Sickle Cell Follow-up, Birth Defect Surveillance, and Medical Homes and Health Care Transition (Title V) . The position will oversee 16 staff and manage a budget of nearly $7 million. 

The Director for the Office for Genetics & People with Special Health Care Needs provides experienced public health leadership in promoting the work of the office, providing direction for the office and Children with Special HealthCare needs for the state, performing highly responsible programmatic and administrative work at the level of a program manager with extensive training and expertise in public health. The Director ensures accountability and integrity of all fiscal matters, personnel actions, and procurement activities of the Office and coordinates all legislative inquiries for the office. The position will lead the strategy and direction for people with special health care needs in Maryland including strengthening medical homes and transitions in care. 

The position will oversee several federal grants including for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention grants as well as the Children and Youth with Special HealthCare Needs for Title V. 

Further, this position will plan, coordinate, and organize MCHB’s response to new and emerging initiatives and response for the Maternal and Child Health population.


Qualified candidates must possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university in public health or a related field, 6 years of professional experience in health services, including 3 years at the supervisory or managerial level.  The successful applicant must have at least three years of experience in maternal and child health, including children and youth with special healthcare needs.


Desirable candidates should possess project management experience, including developing work plans and budgets.


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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