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Recruitment #22-005483-0034




Maryland Department of Health, Office of the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Director, Public Health Workforce for the Public Health Services (PHS) Administration. In FY2022, PHS has a budget of $898.7 million (including Core Local Public Health funding) and 1,075.9 FTE state merit positions. PHS Units include the Laboratories Administration, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Office of Health Care Quality, Office of Population Health Improvement, Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, State Anatomy Board, Vital Statistics Administration, and local health departments.

Under the Direction of the Deputy Secretary, and through collaboration with other employees within the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, this position will strengthen and support the public health workforce through assessment of PHS core functions and personnel resources, identification of strategies to support workforce needs and drive down vacancies, and provision of direction and guidance to PHS Directors and Senior Leadership to support workforce needs. This position will manage a new Public Health Workforce unit that will carry out the responsibilities of this position. Key responsibilities will include organizational development, via implementation of the PHS Strategic and Workforce Development plans and leading public health workforce development, recruitment, and retention through various internal and external collaborations and partnerships. This position will drive the alignment of PHS activities to the PHS Strategic Plan and oversee implementation of the Workforce Development plan to improve the functioning and efficiency of the Public Health Services Administration as a key aspect of the state’s overall public health infrastructure. This position will serve as a key liaison with the Office of Human Resources to support personnel management, including monitoring state positions, and driving down vacancies throughout PHS.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work to include three years of experience in organizational or workforce development.  Two years of this experience must have involved the supervision of other employees.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for 2 years of the required general experience.


Desired candidates should also possess:

  • Knowledge of essential public health services and core functions; 
  • Experience at the executive level with strategic planning and visioning for workforce development including providing oversight of an implementation team;
  • Skills in planning and directing activities that support the professional development and wellbeing of the public health workforce;
  • Experience with organizational development, with particular emphasis on workplace culture, strategic planning, and workforce development; 
  • Experience managing large budgets, work plans, and timelines for program deliverables;
  • Experience with professional development, from academic pipeline development to continuing education and training in place; and,
  • Experience developing and maintaining innovative partnerships.


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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