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Recruitment #23-002586-0056




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance/Center for Surveillance, Infection Prevention, and Outbreak Response/Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

Within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives; and, protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), 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 and environmental health hazards.

This position will function within the Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance (DIDS) of the Center for Surveillance, Infection Prevention, and Outbreak Response, which is within the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB). This position will provide planning, administrative and technical support that contributes to the Program's use of the NEDSS Base System (NBS) for notifiable disease reporting. Such support will include, but not be limited to, the planning and provision of training and assistance for at least 600 system users, as well as the maintenance and review of the Person Registry and Certain Other shared data or code tables. Support will also include the triage and review of record information for quality assurance, including planning and performing actions to improve quality measures, and the coordination of the granting of access for system use. 

This position will also assist with planning and conducting the review of NEDSS data, in order to support the Bureau, along with the twenty-four (24) Local Health Departments across the State of Maryland. The use and maintenance of a highly functioning mandatory reportable disease surveillance system across all Maryland jurisdictions is essential to the Program's mission of preventing and controlling communicable diseases which occur in both a natural or intentional setting. 

This position will receive general supervision from the Chief of DIDS. This position does not hold any supervisory responsibilities.


EducationGraduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

ExperienceFour years of administrative staff or professional work experience.  


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year, up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

4. 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 merging records which are organized in a health information tracking system. The desired candidate should also have experience working with stakeholders, as well as with users of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience conducting training to users of NEDSS, including providing familiarity regarding the flow of data within the system.


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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