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Recruitment #22-006188-0001




MDH, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide high level executive support to the Deputy Secretary for the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). This position’s scope is to identify, create, and implement processes and tools to improve coordination across the Department of Health, State Agencies, Director of Programs, Director of Administrative Services, and Director of Federal Programs and Integrity, and the four Regional Office Directors. Exchange key and important information with other stakeholders, establish priorities and re-direct resources to complete critical projects for the DDA.

Rather than a focus on the provision of services, the goal of this position is to improve the system’s supportive infrastructure through the development of innovative coordination and improve access to services, stakeholders and identify and address gaps.

Incumbent coordinates and has knowledge of priority and routine concerns/issues within the intellectual and developmental disabilities community.  This position oversees the Intranet Quorum and communication; represents the Deputy Secretary for DDA at meetings/activities of local, departmental and national/regional state /policy organizations; and creates letters, reports and presentations as needed.  The incumbent also may represent the Deputy Secretary for mandated committees and/or workgroups, and coordinates meetings as needed

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 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 professional health services work to include evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care policies, legislation or programs.  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.


The preferred candidate should possess the following experience:
  • Managing high level staff to achieve unified goals of senior management;
  • Developing policies and procedures for government programs;
  • Tracking and monitoring high level projects to completion; and,
  • State of Maryland legislative and regulatory processes.


This is a Special Appointment 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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