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Recruitment #20-004221-0001




MDH, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director for COVID-19 Operations within the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Management, Anne Arundel County Department of Health. This position provides clinical nursing supervision for COVID-19 or any emerging pathogen-related activities; assists the Director in oversight of a staff of approximately 100 professional, managerial, clerical, and service personnel performing COVID-19 related functions. This position will coordinate and oversee COVID-19 operational areas including, but not limited to, contact tracing, communications (phone bank and email), and testing. Future operations may include a county-wide vaccination effort.


Education: A Master’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience as a Community Health Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity or two years of experience as a Community Health Nurse and two years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity as a Registered Nurse.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field and four years of experience as a Community Health Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing and Hospital Administration specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Desirable candidates should possess:

  • Five or more years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity for Public Health Programs;
  • Experience with developing, coordinating, and implementing new programs to reduce and or prevent the risk of transmission of infectious diseases;
  • Experience with web-based programs for contact tracing; and,
  • Proficiency in using Google Suite.


1. Employees in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.  A copy of your license or license number and expiration date must accompany your application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.


1. Employees in some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require examination by a physician. After an offer of employment applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform essential job functions.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.


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.



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.