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Recruitment #21-000672-0003




MDH, PHPA, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, 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 provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention 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 works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases. The Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services manages the HIV Integrated Program to facilitate the access to and use of prevention, testing, health, and support services for persons vulnerable to or living with HIV.

This position administers the implementation in Maryland of the activities funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), United States Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and the prevention component of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Integrated Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Surveillance and Prevention Program. 

The incumbent leads the Program Development Unit (PDU) for managing the awards granted to sub-recipients to provide HIV prevention, testing, clinical, and support services. Prevention services include Health Education and Risk Reduction, Early Intervention Services, and referral to Partner Services, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP). Testing services include activities implemented in clinical- and community-based facilities and outdoors, including outreach vehicles; these services include linkage to care for those individuals with a reactive HIV test, and referral to prevention services for those with non-reactive tests. HIV clinical services include the provision of core medical services for persons with HIV. HIV support services include those activities that address unmet needs of persons with HIV that jeopardize their capacity to stay engaged in care and get viral suppression. 

This position also leads the Program Development Unit to engage with members of the community, community-based and grassroots organizations, service providers, and other local stakeholders to identify unmet needs of persons vulnerable to or living with HIV. Based on these needs, the Program Development Units works in collaboration with local stakeholders to develop new programs and, when required, outline the scope of work for the procurement of services. The program Development Unit also participates in the selection of service providers that apply to procurement processes, ensuring that the selected providers are the best equipped to provide the required services. 

This position supports HIV testing in the 24 jurisdictions of Maryland, manages the certification of all community-based testing programs, and is the designee of the Maryland Office of Healthcare Quality for HIV testing. This position leads the development and periodic updating of the HIV Integrated Program Manual; the incumbent is directly responsible for the annual updating of HIV service standards and coordinates with the Data Systems Division and the Maryland AIDS Drugs Assistance Program for maintaining a unified process and tools for determining the eligibility of individuals to receive program-funded services according to the regulations of the Federal agencies that fund the State program. 

This position leads the PDU for the development and updating of the Early Identification of Individuals living with HIV/AIDS (EIIHA) strategies, and solutions to address the evolving needs of specific populations and sub-populations vulnerable to or living with HIV. Using available data and in dialogue with the community, program clients, and local stakeholders, this position leads the PDU for the development, updating, and renewal of procurement processes for prevention, health, and support services needed by specific populations and sub-populations at the state and jurisdiction level. 

Using performance data, this position monitors the implementation of the annual plan, status of service delivery, and achievement of expected outputs and outcomes by sub-recipients awarded with program funds to deliver HIV prevention, health, and support services. This position identifies awardees’ capacity-building and trainings needs and coordinates with other Center and Bureau units to meet those needs; this position recommends the termination of award agreements based on awardee’s poor performance or significant changes in the vulnerable population needs that make the award irrelevant. The incumbent contributes to the development and implementation of the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services (CHPHS) agenda, participating in all required meetings with other units and Centers. This position manages and supervises the PDU Division Chiefs and staff that directly report to the PDU Chief.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of professional experience in health services, four of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


Desirable candidates should possess experience managing a Ryan White HIV/AIDS program.


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. 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.

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