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Project Coordinator, Statewide Public Health Initiatives

Recruitment #23-002071-0005






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) oversees comprehensive Statewide tobacco control programs, in order to reduce tobacco use initiation; help tobacco users quit; reduce exposure of residents to secondhand smoke; and, eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. The CTPC bases its program infrastructure on the best practice recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Office on Smoking and Health. The Statewide Public Health Initiatives team within the CTPC oversees State-level strategies which directly support community and local-level programs with implementing evidence-based tobacco control activities.

This position will support the Division Chief with the planning, development, coordination, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of targeted State, local, and community-based programs which will establish and sustain tobacco-free social norms, in order to prevent and reduce youth and young adult tobacco use. This position will also be responsible for providing critical programmatic support, including grant management, financial tracking, program reporting, and data request tasks. Finally, this position will be expected to act as a Health Education Consultant for local programs, while providing support to the CTPC's Health Communications Manager on youth-focused media and communication efforts.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or Health Science.

Experience: Two years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science, or a related behavioral science, and three years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects, for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or Health Science for the required education and one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science, or Public Health Policy for the required education and experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications, or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience planning, developing, implementing, and/or evaluating youth-focused public health programs. The desired candidate should also have experience managing grants and issuing contracts and/or procurements. Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience working with budgets and tracking expenditures.

Furthermore, the desired candidate should have experience with health communications, along with experience with, and/or knowledge of, community and public health best practices, including youth empowerment and capacity building. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working in tobacco control or a closely-related field.


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 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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