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Program Assistant/Grant Monitor

Recruitment #18-002247-0073


The CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program provides funding to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state health departments throughout the U.S. The Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Program (RSAPP), within MDH, works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including the state sexual violence coalition, educational institutions, rape crisis centers, community organizations, and other state agency partners to guide implementation of Maryland's sexual violence prevention efforts.

Primary prevention—stopping sexual violence before it begins—is the cornerstone of RSAPP. Program activities are guided by a set of principles that include: preventing first-time occurrence of sexual violence; reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors linked to sexual violence perpetration and victimization; using the best available evidence when planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention programs; incorporating behavior and social change theories into prevention programs so that behavior patterns, cultural values, and norms contributing to sexual violence will change over time; analyzing state and community data, such as health and safety data, to inform program decisions and monitor trends; and evaluating prevention efforts and using the results to improve future program plans.

The Administrative Officer III position provides support to RSAPP by working with internal and external stakeholders and sub-recipients to ensure that primary prevention program activities are aligned with MDH and CDC priorities. A background in health education, community education, and/or public health is applied when participating in the project planning process, when collaborating with and providing technical assistance to stakeholders, and when developing and sharing information for professionals and the public about sexual violence prevention.




PHPA, Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves to provide program consultation and technical assistance to state agency partners, contractors, and grantees involved in sexual violence prevention. The Program Assistant serves to write, process, and monitor interagency agreements and contracts for the program and contributes to program implementation, promotion, and evaluation. Duties also include establishing and sustaining the implementation of sexual violence prevention strategies; serving as a sexual violence prevention expert for the state health department; providing information, training, technical assistance, and resources to community partners; and promoting sexual violence prevention through various communication methods including email, website, and social media.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.  


The preferred candidate will:

  • have prior experience in violence prevention
  • have a public health background
  • be detail-oriented
  • be familiar with procurement and contract monitoring
  • be highly organized and a self-starter
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills.


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.


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. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.