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Adjudication & Policy Manager

Recruitment #22-002420-0001




MDH, Office of Controlled Substances Administration, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Provider Engagement and Regulation (OPER), comprised of the Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA) and the Office of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), provides a center of support for prescribers and dispensers to better promote professional education, informed clinical decision-making, best practices, and innovation so that Maryland patients experience optimal access, efficacy, and safety in connection with controlled dangerous substances (CDS). OCSA is the State CDS permit authority, with the responsibility to register and regulate individuals and establishments that prescribe, dispense, manufacture, distribute, and conduct other authorized activities with CDS. The Adjudication & Policy Manager reports directly to the OCSA Operations Manager and is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all adjudication, legislative, and policy activities of the OCSA. These responsibilities require a working knowledge of Maryland and Federal CDS statutes and regulations, as well as experience in. The main purpose of this position is to manage the daily operations of the Unit’s policy and adjudication functions, including assisting with the development and implementation of OCSA’s policies and procedures, developing and supervising the maintenance of an adjudication case management system, and preparing legislative proposals and regulatory changes pertaining to CDS. The Adjudication & Policy Manager is responsible for scheduling, assigning, evaluating, and supervising the activities of two direct report staff in order to carry out OCSA’s mission critical adjudication and policy activities. Additional duties include assisting in joint Federal-State investigations with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This position also supports the OPER Director and Deputy Director by performing special assignments and duties, as assigned.


Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for two years of the required experience.


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.

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