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Recruitment #23-005477-0024




MDH, PHPA, Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau (CCDB), Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) received Cannabis Public Health Funds to assist with public health efforts surrounding the legalization of adult-use cannabis, starting July 1, 2023. The CTPC is working to establish a branch within the Center to focus on cannabis use prevention initiatives, working closely with the newly established Maryland Cannabis Administration. The overall programs will focus on youth cannabis use prevention and education through local health departments, schools, and other community based organizations. The Cannabis Branch will also oversee some data collection and explore cannabis use disorder treatment options.

The Program Manager - Cannabis Branch is a senior management position in MDH’s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC). This position will work closely with the Center Director, the Program Manager of Operations, the Center Health Policy Analyst, and the Center Lead Epidemiologist to set strategic direction for programmatic, policy, environmental and systems efforts across Maryland addressing prevention of cannabis use by youth and treatment for cannabis use disorder. 

The Program Manager - Cannabis Branch will work closely with the Center Director to develop and manage the new Cannabis Branch, building organizational capacity to implement new strategic initiatives and managing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. 

This position is also responsible for ensuring project design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programming activities are completed in a systematic and efficient manner to achieve MDH, PHPA, CCDB, and CTPC’s mission, goals, and objectives.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, 6 years of professional health or human services experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

Graduate education may be substituted at the rate of 30 credit hours for one years of experience, for up to two years of the required general work experience.  Additional professional experience may be substituted year-for-year up to four years of the required education.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:
  • Expertise in overseeing public health program administration; program planning and evaluation; managing grants/contracts; working with budgets and tracking expenditures; and understanding evidence-based public health resources. 
  • Strong writing and communication skills are highly desired. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines, ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with others to help drive development and implementation of the new Cannabis Branch and meet the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control and Department priorities.


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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