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Recruitment #22-005483-0024




MDH, Harford County Health Department, Bel Air, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Harford County Health Department is a comprehensive local health department with a staff of 209, including consultants, and a budget of $20 million.  The Health Officer provides guidance, direction, and oversight to public health programs affecting the County.  The Health Officer assesses community health needs and plans and develops programs, enforces County and State laws and ordinances, and acts as a spokesperson on public health issues for the County in coordination with the State Department of Health.

Examples of Duties(The following examples illustrate the work performed in this position.  The list is not inclusive.)
  • Will manage the activities and operations of the Harford County Health Department.
  • Is responsible for the development of operational plans and policy; and enforcing policies, regulations and procedures to ensure protection of public health.
  • Representing the Health Department in a liaison capacity with officials of other agencies in an effort to enhance the health and well-being of the citizens of Harford County. The Harford County Health Department is a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredited department.
  • The incumbent in this position reports to the Maryland State Secretary of Health and the Harford County Board of Health (County Council).

To apply for this position, please visit the Harford County website at the following link:  


Must possess a bachelor's degree and at least five years of managerial experience in the field of public health or a master's degree in public health with at least two years of managerial experience in public health.


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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