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Recruitment #23-003642-0002






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Cancer & Chronic Disease Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to evaluate, analyze, research, and develop data, in order to support the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Cancer & Chronic Disease Bureau (CCDB), with a specific focus on diabetes. This position will analyze data for the CCDB, including provider, community and hospital data.

Additionally, this position will prepare reports which summarize health care data from the results of meetings. Such reports will include the development of recommendations for leadership regarding Statewide diabetes prevention and management programs.


A Unique Opportunity to Connect Passion with Purpose.

In this role, you'll serve as both a Scientist and a Storyteller, in order to make public health data useful for internal and external audiences. This will include performing disease surveillance, as well as conducting epidemiological investigations and monitoring and identifying disease trends and outbreaks. You will use your keen analysis of the data to create recommendations for practices and policies which will preserve and promote public health. You may also oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.

Successful candidates will possess a Master's of Public Health (MPH/MSPH) or other graduate training in Epidemiology from an accredited Public Health school or program. A PhD or DrPH in Epidemiology is preferred.

You must demonstrate familiarity with data management and analysis techniques and tools (SAS, State, SPSS, R, Epilnfo, etc.), as well as with medical terminology; clinical laboratory practices and test interpretation; and HIPAA in a public health environment. You must also demonstrate knowledge of federal, State, and local public health principles and policies.

SAS Base Certification is preferred. CITI Human Subject Certification is also preferred.


Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist, after receipt of the Master’s degree.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications, or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have experience developing visual analytics. The desired candidate should also have experience using, and/or extensive knowledge of, data and the SAS statistical software system.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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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