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Chief, Center for Injury Epidemiology

Recruitment #18-003643-0005




PHPA, Environmental Health Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Chief of Center for Injury Epidemiology, in the Office of Environmental, Occupational, and Injury Epidemiology, in the Environmental Health Bureau (EHB). This is a senior level management position that requires highly skilled data expertise and program administration. Key responsibilities include managing the development, implementation and evaluation of surveillance activities in the areas of injury and violence and epidemiologic support for the EHB. The Center Chief directs epidemiological analyses, development of reports, and reviews final products and presentations. This person conducts the management of grants in collaboration with the EHB Director. The Chief leads contributions for Bureau-wide projects and products including development of reports, policies and programs related to injuries, the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System, and the State Unintentional Opioid Death Reporting System data. This position supervises 4-6 staff, including full and part time data abstractors, who are primarily responsible for the various tasks and deliverables related to the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System.


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. A copy of your graduate transcripts must accompany your application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Experience: Three years of experience as an epidemiologist subsequent to 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.  A copy of your graduate transcripts must accompany your application. 

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 successful applicant will have over 3 years of experience with injury surveillance and data, SAS, and supervision. Applicant should be comfortable with violent subject matter.


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 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.



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.