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Recruitment #22-005479-9013




MDH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
Material and Child Health Bureau
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore MD 21201

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 of Quality Initiatives (OQI), which focus on maternal, infant, and child health. These programs include but are not limited to the: Data and surveillance with the MCH Epidemiology Program, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), and COVID-19 pregnancy surveillance; Reviews Processes such as Child Fatality Review (CFR) program, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program, Maternal Mortality Review as well as Quality Initiatives such as Thrive By Three (TBT) program, Babies Born Healthy (BBH) Initiative, Postpartum Infant Maternal Referral Program, and implementing an electronic Prenatal Risk Assessment, Overdose Data to Action program, and the Maryland Child Abuse Medical Providers’ Network (CHAMP). These quality initiatives improve MCH systems of care and help facilitate collaboration on data access, integration, quality improvement, and performance management.

The position will manage several federal grants such as the State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) that is related to the Title V Block Grant from the Health Resource Service Administration, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, and other grants. In addition, the position will oversee the legislative session coordination.

Further, this position will be responsible for planning, coordinating and organizing the MCHB’s response to new and emerging initiatives, and for organizing strategies across the Bureau for programmatic success, including the Department-prioritized issues of infant mortality and substance exposed newborns, severe maternal morbidity. The position will be responsible for assisting with developing policy agendas and writing position statements; identifying potential grant opportunities; and helping ensure system integration across the MCHB in terms of program and new initiatives. Occasional night or weekend work may be required.


Bachelor's degree and six years of health or human services administrative or professional experience, including three years at a supervisory or managerial level. A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience and a Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college degree.


The desired candidate should possess experience in:
  • Program Management, including developing work plans and budgets
  • Public Health, including maternal and child health experience
  • Federal grant management


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

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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