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Recruitment #18-004608-0001


**Previous candidates need not reapply and are still being considered.**




MD, Charles County Department of Health, White Plains, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Charles County Department of Health, located at 4545 Crain Highway in White Plains, Maryland, is an accredited comprehensive local health department with a staff of 253 and an annual budget of over $14 million.  The department seeks to create a healthier Charles County by promoting, protecting and improving the health of the community.  The Department is both a direct service provider and provides case management services.  Current areas of focus are addressing the opioid crisis, ensuring access to health services, community wellness and disease prevention.  The Department partners with other government and private sector entities to achieve its mission.   

The Health Officer provides leadership, direction, and oversight to public health programs affecting the County. Programs include Community Health, Environmental Health, Behavioral Health, Clinic and School Health, and Health Information and Promotion. The Health Officer assesses community health needs, plans and develops programs, enforces County and State laws and ordinances, and acts as spokesperson on public health issues for the County in coordination with the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Health Officer serves as an advocate for public health with the media, social service agencies and other community organizations in Charles County and is responsible for promoting and stimulating interest in public health.      

For more information on the Department’s programs and services, please visit


Must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university, a Master's degree in public health and have two years' experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health. Applicants may substitute five years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health for the Master's degree in public health and two years as a licensed physician working in the field of public health requirement.


Must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians at the time of applications. The Board may be contacted online at or by mail at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.  


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. 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.

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.