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Data Quality Specialist/Central Maryland Surveillance Coordinator

Recruitment #18-002941-0004




PHPA/Office of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration 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.

The Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation is in the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response in the Infectious Disease Bureau of PHPA.  This position serves as a Data Quality Specialist/Central Maryland Region Surveillance Coordinator for the Center.  The main purpose of this position is to coordinate and perform various quality control and collection activities as it pertains to the data stored within the Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation's database.  The Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation seeks to collect the information necessary to describe the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Maryland, to evaluate and improve the quality of the information collection activities, to analyze and report this information to policymakers and the community for HIV planning, and to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and services programs targeting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Central Maryland Region consists of Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and two years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Applicants may substitute a master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services field for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Three years of the required experience must be in an area related to HIV/AIDS.


The successful applicant should have knowledge of HIV/AIDS, experience in HIV surveillance knowledge and protocols, and be able to conduct quality assurance of data.


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.



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.