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Violent Death Reporting System Coordinator

Recruitment #19-002711-0003




PHPA , Environmental Health Bureau, Center for Injury Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as Coordinator of the CDC-funded Maryland Violent Death Reporting System (MVDRS), a statewide surveillance system that collects and reports detailed information on types of violent death in Maryland. This position leads the data abstraction activities and monitors data collection progress, engages with stakeholders to promote the use and dissemination of MVDRS data. In addition, the Coordinator serves as staff liaison to the advisory board.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • The ability to review and code medical examiner records, law enforcement records and abstract required information;
  • The ability to summarize and write concise narratives based on the information from the medical examiner and law enforcement records;
  • Experience entering complex data into web-based databases;
  • Experience with supervising staff or leading a program;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or other data entry/management software;
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills;
  • Experience in research and/or data entry (academic or professional); and
  • Experience or relevant course work in pathology or forensics.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Program Coordinator position duties require review of graphic materials related to violent deaths. 


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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



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

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.