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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II Health Services

Chief, Division of Workforce and Program Development

Recruitment #19-002942-0002

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Center for Harm Reduction Services supports the development and implementation of public health programs which focus on the health and linkage to care of people who use drugs. This position will develop policies, programs and practices which improve health outcomes among vulnerable and disproportionately affected HIV populations, such as substance users, specifically people who inject drugs. Specific programs managed by this position will include statewide Syringe Service programs; law enforcement partnerships; a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Expansion; a Harm Reduction Training Institute; and, other grant-funded harm reduction educational activities.

As a subject-matter expert, this position will maintain current knowledge of the fields of harm reduction and substance use disorder treatment, including best practices and available resources. This is a supervisory level position that will manage, plan and organize work-related activities of a team, in order to meet statewide, center, departmental, and federal grant goals. In particular, this position will be responsible for overseeing programs and staff which build the capacity of allies and statewide service providers, in order to implement effective and culturally informed programs which reach people who use drugs. Such programs will provide training and, therefore, cultivate allies and procure and manage awards.

The Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is dedicated to primary and secondary prevention of HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Bureau develops, funds and evaluates effective Adult Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV prevention and treatment programs. The Bureau provides training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the agencies and individuals' ability to successfully deliver those interventions and services.

The mission of the Maryland Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is to reduce the transmission of HIV and to help provide Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS have longer and healthier lives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 of 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 three of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.

Notes: 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience working at a harm reduction organization and implementing harm reduction programs. He/she should also have experience working in the Public Health field, as well as knowledge of racial and social justice frameworks for understanding substance use policy.

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. 

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 which 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 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.