State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $60,801.00-$101,897.00 Yearly






A Health Occupations Investigator IV is the supervisory level of work conducting investigations of health care practitioners licensed and regulated by the Maryland Department of Health’s Boards and Commissions Programs.  Employees in this classification are also assigned the most sensitive and complex investigations.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Health Occupations Investigators.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a designated administrative official.  Employees in this classification may be required to work evening, weekend or holiday hours.

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 Occupations Investigator IV is differentiated from the Health Occupations Investigator III in that the Health Occupations Investigator IV has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Health Occupations Investigators while the Health Occupations Investigator III is assigned the more technical and complex investigations and assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Health Occupations Investigators.


Manages daily operations of the investigative unit;

Reviews, prioritizes and assigns all cases referred for investigation;

Supervises lower-level Health Occupations Investigators;

Trains lower-level Health Occupations Investigators;

Evaluates, modifies and implements the investigative unit’s procedures and operations in order to improve efficiency;

Acts as liaison between the Attorney General’s Office and the investigative unit;

Prepares reports detailing the status of investigations;

Testifies before various Boards at formal and informal hearings in order to present factual information obtained as a result of investigations conducted;

Performs other related duties.


Employees in this class may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.


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: 006667; REV: 7/1/2023;

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