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Recruitment #18-005477-0023


This position is limited to current Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration employees only.




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Director for Prescription Drug Monitoring (PDMP) and Overdose Prevention (OP) Applied Data Programs Office oversees units within the PDMP and OP Applied Data Office that are responsible for programs, services and new initiatives that are operated primarily at the state level and are statewide in scope and impact. Primary areas of focus include data collection and analysis to support strategic planning, development of public health surveillance, notification and response systems, and health information technology infrastructure development. Major programs whose operations or data custody are under the Assistant Director's oversight include the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Overdose Response Program (ORP), data analyses using PDMP, fatal overdose data from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), and other relevant datasets, and healthcare provider outreach and education initiatives.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Health or Human Services and three years of work experience in health, public health or behavioral health fields.  Candidates must also possess a minimum of three years of experience in management, including responsibility for fiscal and personnel and a minimum of two years of experience with data analysis or data management. Candidates must have experience with project management.

Bachelor’s Degree and an additional two years of the general experience requirement may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Preferred candidates should possess knowledge of PDMP; health or pharmacy data or IT program experience.


This position is limited to current Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration employees only.


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.