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'ROR' Capacity Building Manager (FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #22-002586-0129




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau/Center for Harm Reduction Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) is to reduce the transmission of HIV and help Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS have longer and healthier lives. The IDPHSB 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 Infections (STIs), and HIV prevention and treatment programs. The Bureau also provides training, support, and technical assistance, in order to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those interventions and services.

PHPA's Center for Harm Reduction Services (CHRS) administers the Syringe Services Program (SSP), Overdose Response Program (ORP), harm reduction workforce development, and other harm reduction activities. The Center’s vision is a Maryland where health care and social service systems meet the needs of people who use drugs in a comprehensive, community-based manner; people who use drugs have equitable access to high-quality care; and, services provided to people who use drugs are free from stigma and discrimination. 

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to plan, organize, and implement activities within the 'Regrounding Our Response' program, in order to improve program outcomes. 'Regrounding our Response' is a Statewide, multidisciplinary workforce development program through which trained multidisciplinary stakeholders, or 'Master Presenters,' provide community education, in order to reduce the stigma of substance use and improve linkages to comprehensive care for people who use drugs. Under the supervision of, and with the approval and support of, the Division Chief of Capacity Building, this position will be the primary point of contact for all 'Regrounding Our Response' activities. 

In regards to 'Regrounding Our Response,' this position will be responsible for a variety of duties, including coordinating and facilitating events involving the training of new 'Master Presenters;' providing technical assistance to current 'Master Presenters' on facilitation skills and Maryland’s overdose crisis; and, co-facilitating presentations, as needed. This position will also be responsible for performing an annual curriculum update to revise, recommend, and implement any revisions. Additionally, this position will be expected to collaborate within the Bureau, as well as with the Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute, to meet training and capacity building needs across the State of Maryland. 

Furthermore, this position will maintain extensive knowledge of public health, behavioral health, and harm reduction topics included in the 'Regrounding Our Response' curriculum, in order to effectively provide technical assistance to 'Master Presenters' and other training participants. Finally, this position will work closely with the CHRS staff to coordinate 'Regrounding our Response' activities and workflow with ongoing stakeholder outreach and capacity development efforts.


Experience: Eight years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work, for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes; or, overseeing or coordinating unit operations; or, functioning as a Staff Assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience developing strategies to stay informed about the evolving overdose crisis and/or other social issues. He/she should also have professional experience with capacity building, community education, facilitation, and/or skills training.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience conducting harm reduction practices, along with experience monitoring contracts and/or grants. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience providing person-centered care.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

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.

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