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Recruitment #20-003331-0001




Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Southeastern Health Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Main Purpose of Job

The Breastfeeding Coordinator/Supervisor will be responsible for planning and implementing breastfeeding activities and services in Howard County. The staff will be responsible for the supervision of CPPAs, BFPCs and IBCLC. She will also assists with the delivery of WIC Services at the Howard County Health Department site to assure provision of high quality, cost-efficient, culturally sensitive services that comply with all Federal, State and local agency policies and procedures. The staff will provide breastfeeding and nutritional care counseling and will prescribe standard and exempt/special food packages.

May occasionally work on weekend and evenings and will have to travel to other clinics based on staffing needs, conferences, health fairs, meetings, etc. May assists on an on call rotation to answer the Breastfeeding warmline.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice under the licensing requirements for Nutritionists and Dietitians.

Experience: One year of experience providing professional nutrition or dietetic services. 

Note: 1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Community Health or Nutrition may be substituted for the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dietitian and Nutritionist classification or Dietitian and Nutritionist specialty codes in the Dietitian field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Desired qualifications:

- Bilingual in Spanish 
- Breastfeeding experience 
- WIC/Nutrition experience 
- Maternal Child Health experience 
- Supervisory experience


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dietitian/Nutritionist from the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 prior to permanent appointment. A copy of your license or license number should be uploaded on your application.

2. Employees in the 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.