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Recruitment #19-009606-0001




MDH, Office of the Medicaid Director, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Maryland Medicaid Director on behalf of the Health Secretary to lead and manage the $13 billion Medicaid program that includes health and home and community based services for 1.4 million Marylanders. It is the largest health services plan in the state of Maryland covering 1 in 5 Marylanders. This position will act as the Medicaid Director, when the Medicaid Director is unavailable.

This position develops and leads innovation in the Medicaid program. This innovation will contribute to the Total Cost of Care objectives that support the All Payer Model. Innovation will improve quality and lower cost through process change and re-engineering. The position applies principles of insurance risk and understanding of pharmacy supply chain to manage costs. It also uses policy research and informatics to drive innovation and change like behavioral health integration.

This position focuses on the organizational management to create quality outcomes, customer service, and internal controls to ensure program integrity. The position ensures effective and consistent use of rate setting across all programs to assure budget planning and cost based rates.

This position develops and manages coordination mechanisms with all divisions of the Maryland Department of Health to assure that the Medicaid program leverages its resources to achieve Maryland’s Health priorities.  This position will also develop strategies to streamline over 80 chapters of State regulations, the Maryland Medicaid State Plan, and numerous home and community-based waiver applications that implement Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reimbursement policy/methodology changes (State Plan Amendments) and home and community-based waiver services.

Responsibilities include contract process oversight to ensure timely management of contracting life cycle to include Medicaid’s Utilization Control Vendor contract, the REM contracts, the EPSDT program, and Dental Administrative Services Organization (ASO) contract Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (ASO) contract. Long term care responsibilities include the development of strategies that reduce nursing facility admissions through state plan and seven Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs.

 This position oversees planning, coordinating and implementing high priority cross cutting policies; responding to audits and compliance issues; and supervising Medicaid State Plan and State and federal regulatory modifications and updates.



Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of executive level health services experience, 3 of which must have involved working with medical care and 3 years of which must have been at a management or supervisory level.  


This is an Executive 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. 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.