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Recruitment #23-005484-0007




MDH, Vital Statistics Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to direct the Vital Statistics Administration, which services the essential state functions of registering all 120,000 births and deaths, and maintains copies of marriages and divorces that occur annually in the State, issuing over 600,000 certified copies of vital records annually, analyzing and reporting on the demographic and public health data collected on vital records, and preparing data in support of numerous Departmental programs, local health departments, other state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Social Security Administration, research, and the general public. This position is also responsible for managing the development and maintenance of the electronic vital records registration systems used to register and issue all Maryland recorded birth and death certificates. This position manages, through subordinate Managers, a total budget of approximately $6,277,073 and a staff of approximately 98, residing in permanent State positions and contractual positions.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, 6 years of professional experience in health or human services, including 4 years of supervisory or management experience and experience using data analytics techniques and software, including SQL, SAS, R or Python.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:
  • Ability to provide leadership, plan, direct, coordinate and monitor the Administration, including personnel, budget, and resources; 
  • Skill to conduct reliable statistical analysis and manipulate data, including oversight of the work of other staff; and, 
  • Knowledge to oversee the development and maintenance of the electronic vital records registration systems.


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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