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HEALTH PLANNER III

HIV Planner

Recruitment #18-003352-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

PHPA, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) 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. Within PHPA, the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau works to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives. The Bureau works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases.

The main purpose of this position is to provide community-level decision support to the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services and our partners, by presenting analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, such as economic and social factors, human resources, population trends, incidence of disease, or determination of need. The HIV Planner prepares reports which address the orderly and controlled development, redevelopment, expansion, or reallocation of local, regional, or state HIV resources. The HIV Planner will also establish protocols to ensure programmatic plans are enacted and assist in creating demand for change processes. Specifically this position manages the state HIV planning processes resulting in Needs Assessment activities for HIV prevention and health services including those activities mandated by funding bodies. Working with partner local, regional, state and federal agencies and administrations, private institutions, and planning bodies, the HIV Planner will coordinate all information gathering activities including program specific statewide and local meetings, learning communities, and town halls. The HIV Planner will participate in grant reporting, response to funder requests, and community engagement. In response to the fourth goal of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Achieve a more coordinated response - and to actualize the HIV Informed Systems of Care strategy of the Maryland Five-year HIV Plan, the HIV Planner will be housed in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD). The Planner will bear primary responsibility for convening a group of funded community health educators housed in MHHD, the Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention, and the Office of Immigrant Health working to create interdisciplinary collaboration among programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Planning, Public Health, Health Science, Hospital Administration, or Health Care Administration.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health planning.

Notes:

1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field identified above may be substituted for one year of experience.

2. Possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field identified above may be substituted for three years of experience.

3. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year professional experience in health planning may be substituted for the required specialized Bachelor’s degree.

4. Applicants may substitute experience in health or hospital administration for the required experience on a year for year basis, provided the applicant has at least one year of professional experience in health planning.

5. Health Planning experience obtained in a State Health Planning and Development Agency or in a Health System Agency as designated by Public Law 93-641 may be substituted at the rate of three months for four months of the required experience.

6. General Health Planning experience as required above is defined as experience obtained in a professional capacity in an operation established solely for the delivery/evaluation of health services (e.g. Hospitals, H.M.O.’s, Insurance Companies). Such experience must have been the primary purpose of the position during the time in question. Health Planning duties which are performed only incidentally are not considered as qualifying.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant should have experience with federally mandated needs assessment activities as well as a history of leading diverse, interdisciplinary teams.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.