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Recruitment #19-005477-0007




MDH, PHPA, Infections Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, 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 the provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, public and private sector agencies. Special attention will be paid 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 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 also provides training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the ability of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those interventions and services, which includes, but is not limited to, local health departments; providers; community-based organizations; public, and private sector agencies.

The Center for HIV/STI Integration and Capacity supports the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau's program integration, behavioral health, population health, and capacity-building activities. This position will be responsible for the leadership, direction, and monitoring of the Center. This position will also serve as the Bureau's lead on both HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP). This position will direct the statewide capacity building and community mobilization efforts of the Bureau. This position will direct the work of capacity development and social marketing specialists. This position will develop policies, programs, and practices which improve health outcomes among vulnerable and disproportionately affected HIV populations, including gay, bisexual and other same gender loving men, as well as transgender persons and those who are substance users and inject drugs. This position will also be responsible for administering Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funding transferred from the Behavioral Health Administration. In addition, this position will serve as a representative of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, on behalf of HIV issues, and maintain strong collaborative relationships with local health departments and other community partners. This position may act for the Deputy Director in the Deputy Director's absence.

Finally, this position will assist the Director and Deputy Director with the monitoring of the national, state and local policy environments, as they pertain to HIV, behavioral health and healthcare financing, in order to identify trends and opportunities which will further the mission of the Bureau. This position will direct the work of seven staff members who will be responsible for the following programs: PrEP and nPEP; the Sexual Health Integration Initiative; community mobilization; capacity building, and systems integration work. This will be a professional-level administrative and management position.


Qualified candidates must possess a master's degree and at least four years of experience related to public health program coordination and/or service delivery. Candidates must also possess at least two years of supervisory and management experience.


Desired candidates should possess experience with or knowledge of trans health, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP).


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.