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Recruitment #19-005479-0027




MDH, PHPA, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration envisions a future in which all Marylanders and their families enjoy optimal health and well-being. The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) focuses on the treatment and prevention of HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis, and the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services (Center) focuses on prevention and medical and supportive services related to HIV.

The main purpose of the Center Chief is to oversee the administration of HIV prevention and health services functions on behalf of the state of Maryland. This includes overseeing a staff of 30+ individuals, managing a budget of approximately $25 million, and maintaining alignment with all requirements of the federal grants within the Center's purview. The Chief also has responsibility for administering Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funding transferred from the Behavioral Health Administration. The position also serves as a representative of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) on behalf of HIV issues and maintains strong collaborative relationships with local health departments and other community partners.  The position is responsible for ensuring program collaboration and service integration within the Center and across IDPHSB and other programs. The position may act for the Deputy Director in the Deputy Director's absence.


Qualified candidate must possess a master's degree and at least three years experience related to public health prevention, care coordination, and/or service delivery.  Candidates must also possess at least three years of supervisory and management experience.


Desirable candidates should possess:

  • At least two years of experience relayed to the administration or evaluation of Ryan White health services programs;
  • At least one year of experience related to the administration or evaluation of HIV prevention programs;
  • Demonstrated experience developing operational plans; directing projects; meeting deadlines; allocating staff resources; and staff development, recruitment, and performance evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience writing grant applications and reports, preparing budgets, and tracking expenditures;
  • Demonstrated public health experience at either the federal, state, or local level;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

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.



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.