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Recruitment #17-005482-0015




DHMH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's (PHPA) mission is to protect promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at risk and vulnerable populations.

This position serves as Deputy Director for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the PHPA Administration. This position assists the MCHB Director in managing the internal operations of the MCHB, personnel functions, trainings, and workforce development initiatives. This position supervises and provides administrative/operational leadership to the MCHB Directors for the Office of Family and Community Health Services, the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, the Office of the Maryland WIC Program and the office of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. This position manages through subordinate Office Directors, a total budget of $160 million and a staff of approximately 90 residing in permanent State positions (70 PINs) and contractual employment.

As a member of the MCHB leadership team, the position manages internal operations, including policy and procedure development, personnel functions, trainings, and workforce development initiatives. This position assists the Director in achieving the major goals of MCHB, which are: strengthening program effectiveness, improving organizational effectiveness, and providing public health leadership for addressing maternal and child health issues. The position may act for the MCHB Director in the Director's absence as assigned by the Director.

Through the direction of the MCHB Director, this position administers maternal and child health programs within PHPA and develops statewide partnerships and initiatives related to public health and maternal and child health. These responsibilities include: (1) Coordination of surveillance activities related to maternal and child health; (2) Providing coordination, expert knowledge and clinical consultation on public and personal health issues related to maternal and child health; and (3) Supervision of regulatory or statutory programs related to maternal and child health.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least six years of professional experience, preferably in a health or human services environment, including three years at a supervisory/management level.  The successful applicant must have at least three years of of management experience including responsibility for developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and staff recruitment. 


The successful applicant should have at least three years of public health experience related to maternal and child health initiatives.  In addition, the successful applicant should have experience with federal, state, and/or local organizations forming and maintaining diverse partnerships. Applicant should have a master's degree in public health or a related field.


This is a management service recruitment.   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., a copy of the evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, 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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DHMH 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.



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.

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