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IT Director IV

Recruitment #23-004557-0001


INDV 0018


Maryland Department of Health, Office of Information Technology, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) directs the operation of the Office of Information and Enterprise Technology of the Maryland Department of Health, serves as advisor to the Health Secretary and is the official point of contact with other government agencies and private entities on information resources management issues. The CIO directly oversees and supervises the Department’s IT efforts.

The Office of Information Technology provides department-wide information technology planning, acquisition, policies and standards; local and wide area computer networks; and the development, maintenance, and operation of information systems.

Essential functions include: 
  • Ensures that information technology is developed, acquired, and managed within the department in accordance with Federal, State, and Department policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Oversees the information management and data integrity of the Department to include information security and privacy.
  • Oversees the Department-wide information technology emergency management program to include all Bioterrorism-related preparedness, particularly the development of integrated disease reporting systems and emergency communications (voice, data, video, radio, microwave).
  • Oversees all information technology functions of the Department including all data centers, technical service centers, production scheduling, help desks, communications networks (data and video), computer program development, agency staff training in information technology and computer systems operations.
  • Monitors the performance of information technology investments managed by the Department, evaluating those investments on the basis of applicable performance measurements, and advising the Secretary whether to initiate, continue, modify, or terminate an investment.
  • Ensures the department’s security and privacy programs are established and maintained, provide for ongoing risk assessments, adequate security for the departments operations and assets, particularly for the protection of sensitive health information.
  • Ensures that, at a minimum, an annual self-assessment of the department’s information security program, and that comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plans are kept current.
  • Works closely with Program Directors and statewide Local Health Officials to ensure that all new systems development projects include the participation of all stakeholders, and strive to eliminate duplicate data collection/data entry processes.
  • Oversees the preparation of the departmental information technology operating budget request and Information Technology Project Request (ITPR).
  • Determines the department’s optimal information technology organizational structure and develops strategies to achieve staffing requirements.
  • Ensures that all agency information technology procurements, contract management, program and project management activities are aligned with best practices and sound principles, and that all agency major information technology projects and procurements are planned, budgeted, and implemented in accordance with State laws and policies.
  • Develops and oversees a department-wide strategic information technology master plan that is consistent with the statewide strategic information technology plan.
  • Ensures integration of information technology into strategic planning, budgetary, Managing for Results (MFR), acquisition, and program management processes.
  • Enforces the performance evaluation process for the department’s information technology staff, assessing the staff’s information technology skills and knowledge relative to job performance and setting appropriate strategies for hiring, training, and professionally developing information technology staff.
  • Partners with other State information technology leaders to facilitate the implementation of sound and integrated statewide information technology architectures.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related degree and at least 10 years of progressively responsible IT leadership experience, including at least 3 years overseeing IT functionality of a large organization.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:
  • Experience planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness and service quality
  • Ability to strike a balance between being the chief innovator, while being vigilant about assessing risk and what controls need to be in place for cybersecurity and data privacy


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.


The Maryland Department of Health offers the following benefits:
  • Meaningful Work
  • Excellent Health Benefits Package, including Medical, Vision, Prescription and Dental
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Reduced Child and Health Care)
  • Generous Leave Benefits (6 Personal Days, 12 Regular Holidays, Annual Leave, 15 Sick Days)
  • Retirement
  • Paid Parental Leave Flexible Work Schedules (where applicable)
  • Free Mass Transit (Baltimore metro area)

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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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