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Recruitment #22-005479-9014




MDH, Office of Health Care Quality, Federal Programs, Columbia, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs. OHCQ conducts licensure and certification surveys to determine compliance with State and federal regulations and provides technical assistance related to these activities.

The Deputy Director of Federal Programs will provide technical supervision to subordinates; address and resolve complex personnel issues; mentor program managers; serve as OHCQ’s appointing authority; oversee policies, procedures, and processes; evaluate the need for policy changes, manage the budget and procurement requests; serve as a decision maker on OHCQ’s Health Quality Account Grant committee; develop the final response to audits; review and revise COMAR regulations; review and make recommendations for changes to Maryland statutes; direct the strategic planning process; responsible for the MFR (Managing for Results) program and performance measures; and provide expert technical assistance. This position will also preside over and serve as the decision maker for show cause hearings; recommend appropriate enforcement remedies; serve as the Executive Director’s designee in informal dispute resolution conferences; and provide testimony in administrative appeals, administrative hearings, and other court proceedings. These activities directly support OHCQ’s mission to protect the health and safety of Marylanders across the health care continuum.

The Deputy Director of Federal Programs periodically participates as a surveyor to conduct licensure, certification, and survey activities in licensed and unlicensed health care facilities, providers, or programs on behalf of MDH and/or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of these activities is to determine if a provider, facility or applicant is in compliance with State, federal, and local laws and regulations, standards of care, and standards of practice.

This job classification is designated by the Secretary of Budget and Management as being eligible to telework. This is a hybrid telework position where work hours may be performed from a State work site or from a remote work site based on the agency’s needs.


Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least five years of managerial experience in the field of health care, public health, human services or related field.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Working knowledge of the regulatory system
  • Experience in quality assurance, inspections, or surveying of health care facilities, community-based programs, clinical laboratories, or other businesses

    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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