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Infectious Disease Data Analyst Lead

Recruitment #23-002587-0003




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Outbreak Response Bureau/Contact Tracing Unit, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through the provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Contact Tracing Unit (CTU) works to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and supporting contacts who have been exposed.

The CTU works in partnership with LHDs, clinical partners, other stakeholders, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases. This position will provide support for the CTU through policy analysis, along with development, program coordination, document preparation, research, and collaboration, including analyses conducted on contact tracing data. This position will also provide assistance with the policy analysis and development of healthcare services, policies and programs. 


Principal functions of this position will include:

  • Developing contact tracing policies and guidance. 
  • Analyzing and developing recommendations regarding contact tracing policies and activities. 
  • Preparing testimony on contact tracing activities and policies. 
  • Assisting with, and coordinating, strategic planning activities, in support of CTU public health initiatives. 
  • Conducting and supporting selected CTU projects, such as forecasting contact tracing participation by the public and assessing LHD needs to implement contact tracing. 
  • Representing the CTU and MDH in meetings and initiatives, as well as on task forces. 
  • Preparing reports which summarize the results of contact tracing outcomes and research. 
  • Responding to constituent and media inquiries regarding contact tracing.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year, up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes; or, overseeing or coordinating unit operations; or, functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience using Salesforce software, as well as experience analyzing data and using technology infrastructure to respond to emerging infectious diseases. The desired candidate should also have experience conducting training for fellow employees, along with experience collaborating with other health agencies (i.e. Maryland Department of Health, Local Health Departments) regarding data quality and quality assurance.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 which 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, at 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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