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Recruitment #24-002408-0001





MDH Office of Preparedness and Response
7462 D Candlewood Road
Hanover MD 21076

Main Purpose of Job

This position, which functions as the Chief of Health Planning, will be responsible for the oversight of the PHEP programs within the Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R), including the coordination of agreements with Local Health Departments (LHD) and other public health partners. This position also serves as the Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning with oversight of all OP&R planning activities. This position provides technical assistance, reviews and approves applicable budgets and conducts site visits for compliance to include data collection to all LHD's. This position answers to the Assistant Director of Operations in OP&R.

This position functions on a 24/7 status and may need to respond to a public health emergency and provide own transportation. This position is also eligible for telework and must adhere to current MDH and OP&R telework policy.


Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Planning, Public Health, Health Science, Hospital Administration or Health Care Administration.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health planning.

Notes1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above and one year of recent, professional experience in health planning for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the fields identified above for three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of recent, professional experience in health planning for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute experience in health or hospital administration for up to four years on a year-for-year basis for the required experience, provided that the candidate has at least one year of recent experience in health planning.

5. Candidates may substitute Health Planning experience obtained in a State Health Planning and Development Agency or in a Health Systems Agency as designated by Public Law 93-641, at the rate of three months of experience for four months of the required experience.

6. General Health Planning experience as required above is defined as experience obtained in a professional capacity in an operation established solely for the delivery/evaluation of health services (e.g. Hospitals, H.M.O.’s, Insurance Companies).  Such experience must have been the primary purpose of the position during the time in question.  Health Planning duties which are performed only incidentally are not considered as qualifying.


The desired candidate should possess experience/familiarity with public health preparedness principles and practices and with public health emergency responses. Experience with budgets and legislative processes is also desired.


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 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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