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Recruitment #24-005478-0007




MDH Vital Statistics Administration
4201 Patterson Avenue, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as Assistant Director for the Vital Statistics Administration (VSA), which encompasses providing support within the Division of Vital Records (DVR) and leading units within the Division of Health Statistics (DHS) in the Vital Statistics Administration (VSA). This includes responsibility for day-to-day operation of the Birth Data Quality Assurance and Training unit and the Statistical Analysis unit, in conjunction with the Director of the Administration.


Job duties include:

  • Serving in place of the Director of the Vital Statistics Administration as needed;
  • Development and oversight for all vital statistics reports prepared by DHS;
  • Planning and execution of analytical studies using vital statistics data to provide data needed for public health and administrative purposes; 
  • Supervision of DHS epidemiologists;
  • Reviewing administration budgets in collaboration with DVR;
  • Overseeing administration procurement activities in collaboration with DVR;
  • Acting as legislative liaison during the legislative session;
  • Preparing controlled correspondence for DHS and DVR (as needed);
  • Ensuring that the data products produced by the DHS are timely, complete, and accurate;
  • Overseeing the execution and tracking of all data use agreements between VSA and departmental, state agency, and federal agency stakeholders; and,
  • Provides recommendations for birth, death, and fetal death requirements for the electronic vital records registration system.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of professional health or human services professional experience, including three years at a supervisory or managerial level.  Candidate must also possess at least three years of experience with SAS.

A master's degree will substitute for one year of the general experience and a Doctorate will substitute for two years of the general experience. Additional experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college degree.


Preferred candidate should possess the following:

  • Proficiency in understanding various research study designs and developing appropriate statistical analysis plans;
  • Experience managing and supervising staff with diverse skill sets;
  • Experience with Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates), vital event data collection and data analysis; and,
  • Experience performing statistical analysis. 


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.



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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