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Recruitment #22-005482-0003




MDH, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Linthicum, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Director of Public Health Research and Education for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). Reporting to the MMCC Deputy Director, this position is primarily responsible for setting priorities and strategic direction for public health protection efforts delivered through the MMCC. The incumbent plans, executes, and evaluates public health research, education and health communications initiatives, spearheading research and development of efforts targeted at patients, providers, and vulnerable population groups. This incumbent will make recommendations to the MMCC Executive and Deputy Director, as well as MMCC Research and Education Committee Commissioners, leading development and implementation of approved initiatives with an eye on research and preparation for future public health education and communication needs that would come with legalization of adult cannabis use in Maryland. The incumbent supervises research and health education staff and works with the Executive and Deputy Director on strategic planning, budget development, resource and asset management, and small and large procurements. This individual will also represent the MMCC at meetings and other events. The incumbent must possess the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, if needed and on short notice.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Health Communications, or a related field plus at least five years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating public health education programs. At least two years of this experience must include managing program/project development of the above efforts and the supervision of other employees.

Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Health Communications, or a related field and an additional two years of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating public health education programs for the required education.


Desired candidates should possess the following:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent project management skills and strong analytical skills, including the ability to decipher needs and insights from data;
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets; 
  • Experience developing comprehensive and large-scale reports and presentations;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite and ability to prepare presentations for the Executive and Deputy Director, as well as deliver presentations to Commissioners, the public, and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to manage numerous complex projects simultaneously; 
  • Experience in developing governmental solicitations, as well as knowledge and understanding of Maryland state fiscal processes and procurement laws, rules, and regulations; and, 
  • Experience developing and reviewing complex contracts and agreements.


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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