State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,534.00-$73,611.00 Yearly






A Health Services Specialist III is the advanced level of work in the field of public health investigation work coordinating a specialized chronic or contagious disease program aimed at the identification, control and/or eradication of chronic and communicable diseases.  Employees in this classification may provide guidance and direction to lower-level Health Services Specialists and other health workers.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Health Services Specialist Supervisor or other higher-level health professional.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Health Services Specialist III is differentiated from the Health Services Specialist II in that the Health Services Specialist III performs advanced level duties coordinating a specialized chronic or contagious disease program, while the Health Services Specialist II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Plans, organizes and develops the activities of a local or headquarters chronic or communicable disease control program;

Coordinates program activities with local groups and agencies such as police, board of education, medical societies and veterinary associations;

Conducts studies relating to the extent of immunity status of a community;

Prepares reports describing the nature of problems identified from collected data;

Directs the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the control or prevention measures;

Plans and organizes health educational programs and provides materials for health training courses;

Assists in preparing budget requests and program plans;

May serve as an expert consultant in the area of responsibility to other health programs, private physicians and the general public;

May provide guidance and direction to lower-level Health Services Specialists and other health workers;

Performs other related duties.


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


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305. 

Date Revised

April 26, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006594; REV: 4/26/2019;

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