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Recruitment #23-005477-0049





MDH Office of Preparedness and Response
7462 D Candlewood Road
Hanover MD 21076

Main Purpose of Job

This Management Service position will function as the Healthcare Coalition Director for the Maryland Department of Health's Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R). It will report to the Deputy Director of OP&R and is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the Health System preparedness, planning and response activities in Maryland.

This position may need to respond for a public health emergency and provide own transportation and is also eligible for telework per the Director of OP&R's leadership.


Duties assigned to this position will include, but are not limited to:
  • administering all health systems preparedness planning and response activities for the State, including developing and monitoring the budget of the Hospital Preparedness Program
  • providing day-to-day operational management and supervision of Health Systems Program staff while ensuring compliance and coordination with federal, State and MDH policies and guidelines
  • developing policy recommendations, regulations and guidelines related to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response hospital preparedness grants; preparing required grant applications and ensuring timely submission
  • coordinating OP&R sponsored conferences, training and exercises for health care systems preparedness; delivering lectures and presentations on behalf of OP&R to executive level staff and local, State and federal partners


The qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree, and six (6) years of professional health service  experience, including three (3) years at a supervisory or management level and two (2) years experience with project and grant management. Three (3) years of experience must be in public health care systems or public health emergency preparedness.

A Masters degree will substitute for one year of the required general experience. A Doctorate will substitute for two years of the required general experience. Additional experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's degree.


The desired candidate should possess experience in the following:
  • managing federal grants/cooperative agreements
  • engaging with a large set of public and private partners
  • with health systems, coalitions and/or health systems management
  • emergency preparedness


This is a Management Service position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. 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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