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Program Manager, MD EHDI Program

Recruitment #22-002942-0002






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (MD EHDI) Program/Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN), Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children, and adolescents in Maryland. MCHB programs and activities strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health infrastructure, in order to ensure the availability and accessibility of preventive and primary care services for women, children, and adolescents.

This position will provide leadership for the Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (MD EHDI) Program, which is housed in PHPA's Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN). This position will supervise program personnel, including clinical and non-clinical staff. This position will also oversee federal grants specific to the EHDI Program, coordinate procurement activities for the Program, and manage the Maryland Infant Screening Database. 

The MD EHDI Program provides universal hearing screenings of newborns, as well as early identification and follow-up of newborns and infants who currently are, or are at risk of becoming, deaf or hard-of-hearing. The foundation for the MD EHDI Program is established in Health-General 13-601—13-604, and operates according to regulations in COMAR 10.11.02 (01-.09). 

The MD EHDI Program provides follow-up to all infants reported by birthing hospitals as having an abnormal hearing screen or as having risk factors for late on-set hearing loss. The Program then provides educational support to birthing hospitals, health care providers, families, and the community at large. 

This position will provide staff support to the MD EHDI Advisory Council.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health services, three years of which must have been in Health Services professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and three years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus an additional year of professional experience in health services, for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience managing personnel, as well as experience managing grants and contracts. He/she should also have experience coordinating procurement activities, overseeing federal grants, and developing strategies. In addition, the desired candidate should have experience engaging in, and following up on, stakeholder communication and support.


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 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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