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Recruitment #23-005482-0018






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission 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, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), within the PHPA administration, is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families, in order to eliminate inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health system of care in order to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary and specialty care services.

This position will serve as the Deputy Director for the MCHB. 
This position will assist the MCHB Director with the management of the MCHB's internal operations, personnel functions, trainings, workforce development initiatives, and policy and procedure development. This position will also supervise and provide administrative and operational leadership, including managing approximately 90 staff members and a total budget of approximately $160 million, through subordinate Officer Directors. Such leadership will be provided to the MCHB offices and units, including the Office of Family and Community Health Services (OFCHS); the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN); the Office of the Maryland WIC Program; and, the Office of Quality Initiatives, as well as the Operation Unit and the HealthCare System and School-Based Health Center Unit.  

In addition, this position will assist the MCHB Director with achieving the major goals of the bureau through program planning and implementing goals, as well as through 
strengthening the effectiveness of MCHB initiatives. The bureau's major goals will also be achieved through the improvement of organizational effectiveness and through public health leadership which addresses maternal and child health issues. This position may act for the MCHB Director in the Director’s absence, as assigned by the Director.

Furthermore, through the direction of the MCHB Director, this position will administer maternal and child health programs within PHPA, while developing Statewide partnerships and initiatives related to public health and maternal and child health. This position will be responsible for coordinating surveillance activities related to maternal and child health, as well as for providing coordination and expert knowledge on maternal and child health. Finally, this position will be responsible for supervising regulatory or statutory programs which are related to maternal and child health. 


The qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree and six years of health or human services administrative or professional experience, including three years at a supervisory or managerial level. 

Notes: 1) A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience. 

2) A Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college degree.


The desired candidate should have extensive supervisory and personnel management experience, including experience leading teams in the development and implementation of goals. The desired candidate should also have experience managing projects with the goal of delivering high-quality outcomes. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience writing, developing, managing, and/or overseeing federal grants.


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.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency, based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.



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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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