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Recruitment #22-003643-0004






MDH, Office of Provider Engagement & Regulation (OPER), 1223 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD  21223

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide advanced level epidemiological work to support the activities of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) within the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation (OPER) including but not limited to: designing, conducting, and analyzing epidemiological investigations using PDMP data and other databases to better understand Marylanders’ controlled (prescribed) substance use, substance use disorder, and overdose trends. This position will also function as a technical expert to inform statewide and local development, implementation and evaluation of State and local data and initiatives. The position will be responsible for providing advanced levels of epidemiological guidance and direction to the department by creating and participating in investigations related to public health surveillance programs having local and statewide impact. This position will lead investigations within OPER/PDMP and across a variety of Public Health Services. This position will also work to facilitate data interchange between State agencies; use SAS and/or other advanced level analogous systems and software to identify trends; develop surveillance reports, visually display/graph data, analyze geographic and other surveillance data; provide scientific advice, and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation knowledge. This position will also provide ongoing PDMP data analyses to develop and evaluate Maryland’s public health programs and their impact. This position will provide a full and advanced range of epidemiological duties under general supervision. This position will be responsible for state level data management, analysis and reporting services for the PDMP, and includes analyzing practitioner licensing and registration within OCSA and the PDMP. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing data analysis tools and writing specialized codes to identify PDMP data quality issues to be addressed through the state’s contracted vendors and further develop clinical prescribers and dispensers outreach and education. This position will also review and participate in the development of new PDMP data analysis methods; provide technical support and recommendations regarding additional unsolicited notification reports, including linkage of PDMP with overdose data to drive fatal overdose notifications; and track controlled substance dispensing trends to develop public health surveillance protocols. This position will provide advanced levels of epidemiological guidance to OD2A-funded partnerships and projects with the PDMP and will also be responsible for reviewing, updating, making recommendations, and implementing new software and database systems as needed to maintain and improve PDMP data analytics and tasks provided by the Informatics Unit Team. Additional other duties and special projects may also be assigned.


Education:   A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: Three years of experience as an Epidemiologist after receipt of the Master’s degree.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have knowledge of and/or experience with public health, experience preparing reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations, and demonstrated ability to work in SAS and effectively communicate about data and analytics results to a variety of end users.




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.

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