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Recruitment #19-002419-0009




MDH, Office of Health Care Quality, 7120 Samuel Morse Drive, Columbia, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is to protect the health and safety of Maryland's citizens and to ensure that there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems. The mission is accomplished through regulatory, enforcement, and educational activities. OHCQ conducts initial certification, recertification surveys and complaint investigations. OHCQ receives federal funding to perform these activities. For the federal programs, OHCQ is evaluated by CMS for compliance with specific standards/processes within Medicare's State Operations Manual (SOM) and CMS's annual Mission and Priority Document (MPD). Failure to meet the CMS performance stands can result in OHCQ's loss of federal funds. The Health Policy Analyst II functions as a direct report to the Assistant Deputy Director of Federal Programs and evaluates certain healthcare industries statewide including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinical and forensic laboratories, end stage renal disease, home health, hospice, and ambulatory surgery centers, in order to develop, design, direct, and implement statewide policies, procedures, and processes to improve the quality of health care services and to enhance regulatory efficiency and effectiveness. This position analyzes specialized data to ascertain validity, to determine compliance with state regulations, and to recommend changes in statewide policies, procedures, and processes. This position also evaluates agency performance and develops and implements strategies to enhance organizational productivity and outcomes; develops and implements procedures to ensure consistent utilization of Aspen software; evaluates and analyzes data to develop monthly status reports; and advises deputy director regarding all units' performance.


Education:    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.


1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.


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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.