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Recruitment #17-002924-0001




MDH, Prevention & Health Promotion Administration

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs

Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

This is a full-time contractual position.  This position plays an integral role in the sustained enhancement of Maryland's Birth Defects Registry Information System (BDRIS). This position works with hospitals and other providers to facilitate timely, accurate, and complete reporting of birth defects in infants, including Zika-affected infants. This position also works with healthcare providers, stakeholders, and impacted families to improve linkages and referrals to care for Zika affected infants and their families. These roles serve the public health purposes of: a) timely linkage of all infants with birth defects to appropriate care, including Zika-affected infants with birth defects; and, b) providing a foundation for epidemiologic surveillance and research related to Zika virus and birth defects.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major or a minimum of thirty (30) credits in one of the biological or physical sciences.

Experience: Three years of experience in public health investigation work.

Notes: 1. Applicants must indicate on the application form the courses and total number of credits in the required courses.

2. Applicants may substitute one additional year of experience for the thirty credits in one of the biological and/or physical sciences.

3. Applicants may substitute a Master’s degree in Public Health from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.  

4.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Public Health Officer or Preventive Medical Officer classifications or Public Health Officer or Preventive Medical Officer specialty codes in the public health investigation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired applicant should have experience with medical records abstraction/medical coding, case management, and developing procedural manuals.  The desired applicant should also have experience with maternal and child health programs.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.