State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $56,727.00-$91,075.00 Yearly




This is professional work in the specialized field of regional or State comprehensive health planning or planning regulation involving supervisory responsibilities.

An employee in this classification serves as chief of a major planning project or planning regulation activity. As head of a project, this position has responsibility for developing the objectives of the project, determining the scope of a study or review, the research and statistical methods to be employed, and the direction of the field work of the project.

The employee is responsible for reviewing the progress of the work, evaluating it, and preparing fiscal recommendations as part of a master plan or planning regulation review.

The work involves considerable contact and consultation with State, federal, regional, and local officials engaged in some form of planning or program administration, as well as contact with representatives of private institutions, organizations, and associations within the health industry.

The employee receives general direction from the agency director or from a designated higher level program director within the agency. The employee is responsible for the training, direction, and supervision of professional and technical personnel assigned to the project. In some cases, the employee may oversee and supervise the work of private consultants. Work effectiveness is evaluated through conferences and reports in terms of the timeliness, quality, and completeness of assigned projects.


Directs the development of a segment of a comprehensive health planning or planning regulation program;

Provides technical advice to private, non-profit agencies on their participants in planning or planning regulation:

Reviews and reports on operational progress of a segment of health planning or planning regulation;

Coordinates functions of the State or area-wide agency in regard to its responsibilities as they relate to Statewide comprehensive health planning or planning regulation;

Develops staff recommendations and implementation plans for agency policies in regard to specific planning or planning regulation areas, and the utilization of available resources;

Maintains continuing relationships with federal, State, and local agencies academic institutions, health insurance companies, hospitals, other health care institutions, and professional associations.

Maintains the grants review responsibility of the agency;

Coordinates the agency review process with that of federal and other State agencies to which the agency relates in supplying grant review information;

Disseminates Statewide information on planning or planning regulation to the health industry of the region or State;

Reviews and reports on proposed legislation affecting existing or contemplated development, planning and planning regulation programs;

Assists in the work of the agency advisory council in those specific areas of responsibility;

Supervises subordinate professional and technical employees;

Performs other related duties.


Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of local, regional, State and federal health planning and planning regulation; of the interrelationships of social and economic problems and comprehensive plans affecting the health resources of a given area; of basic statistical and research principles applied in the collection of various planning data; of the interrelation of local, State and federal health laws and planning; of the methods and procedures involved in the preparation and submission of comprehensive reports and recommendations for the maximum effective utilization of health resources available to the area and to the problem;

Working knowledge of State, federal, and local health planning and planning regulation programs and procedures;

Ability to conceptualize the effects of proposed plans; to supervise a group of professional and technical employees engaged in a comprehensive planning project; to direct complex research, planning or planning regulation procedures; to coordinate various phases of a project or review and to compile the findings and conclusions into a clear, concise and comprehensive report; to prepare and submit overall and detailed plans and recommendations to those concerned; to coordinate working operations of multi-agency programs in the planning area; to communicate effectively among many professional disciplines, State and local officials, institution executives, and the lay public.


Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Planning, Public Health, Health Science, Hospital Administration or Health Care Administration.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health planning.


1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above and one year of recent, professional experience in health planning may substitute for the required Master’s degree.

 2. Possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above may substitute for three years of the required experience.

 3. Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of recent, professional experience in health planning may substitute for the required Master’s degree.

 4. Applicants may substitute experience in health or hospital administration for up to four years of the required experience on a year for year basis, provided that the applicant has at least one year of recent experience in health planning.

 5. Health Planning experience obtained in a State Health Planning and Development Agency or in a Health Systems Agency as designated by Public Law 93-641 may substitute the rate of three months for four months of the required experience.

 6. General Health Planning experience as required above is defined as experience obtained in a professional capacity in an operation established solely for the delivery/evaluation of health services (e.g. Hospitals, H.M.O.’s, Insurance Companies). Such experience must have been the primary purpose of the position during the time in question. Health Planning duties which are performed only incidentally are not considered as qualifying.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position

Date Revised

Jan 1, 2015

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002408; EST: ; REV: 1/1/2015;

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