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Recruitment #19-005482-0024


Established in 1898, the Maryland Public Health Laboratory System has a long tradition of protecting citizens in the region of infectious, communicable, chronic and inherited diseases, environmental hazards and act of biological or chemical terrorism by adapting and utilizing advanced testing methodologies in many scientific disciplines to detect and characterize emerging and reemerging public health threats.  The test results generated by the laboratory provide technically sound, objective and unaffiliated information to medical providers, public health officials, regulatory entities and others to guide the implementation of appropriate treatment, prevention and control measures to protect health and safety.  The Central Public Health Laboratory occupies a new five story state-of-the art facility in a bio-technology park directly adjacent to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore.  The location is easily accessible by mass transit and is just minutes away from downtown Baltimore and the inner harbor waterfront community.




MDH, Laboratories Administration, Department of Environmental Sciences, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Chief of the Division of Environmental Sciences of the Laboratories Administration within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The position delivers technical and scientific leadership while supervising, managing and providing guidance to the Administration's scientific and technical staff in environmental chemistry and microbiology practices, policies and procedures including but not limited to: writing standard operating procedures and grant proposals, quality control/quality assurance initiatives, lab safety and methods development and implementation. The position is also responsible for personnel and budgetary functions to ensure high-quality internal and external customer service. The Division Chief serves as a subject matter expert in environmental chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental microbiology testing for both internal and external partners and clients of the Laboratories Administration.


Candidates must possess a doctoral degree from an accredited academic institution in chemistry, biochemistry, physical sciences or related environmental sciences discipline and have at least 4 years of experience supervising an environmental laboratory.


The successful candidate should have the knowledge and experience required to guide/supervise the scientific operations of laboratory units within the Division of Environmental Sciences including chemical and microbiological test procedures/assays.  Good organizational skills, computer skills, verbal/written communication skills, including writing standard operation procedures, grant proposals and correspondence are essential to the work performed by the position.  


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.