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Recruitment #24-002820-0005





MDH, PHPA, Office of Family & Community Health Services, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides coordination and implementation of all adolescent health initiatives within the Office of Family and Community Health Services. Primary responsibilities include the coordination of three Federal projects focusing on sexuality education and the coordination of Title V activities related to adolescent health. Under the general direction of the Director of the Office of Family & Community Health Services (OFCHS), and the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager, this position monitors the development of best practices and trends in adolescent health at a national level; promotes best practices on adolescent health issues through oversight of implementation and ensuring forward-facing materials are medically accurate, culturally competent, and trauma-informed; collaborates with internal and external partners to implement positive youth development initiatives and adolescent pregnancy prevention interventions; prepares and reports on Title V activities that address adolescents; develops policies and programs designed to meet adolescents' unique health challenges and needs throughout Maryland and assure access to appropriate high-quality health services and information; identifies collaborative opportunities across administrative boundaries by addressing issues, such as reproductive and behavioral health, chronic disease, healthy lifestyles, and health disparities to assure positive health outcomes for adolescents; and manages grants and contracts for adolescent sexual and reproductive health grantees through approximately $3 million in Federal funds. This position provides significant operational support to the adolescent health portfolio.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in assisting in the coordination of a health-related program(s) or referring people to governmental and private resources.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health-related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Preferred candidates should possess experience working with adolescent populations and supporting public health programs.  Familiarity with sexual health education, including knowledge-sharing in schools, community-based organizations, or clinical settings, is highly preferred.


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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