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Recruitment #24-004218-0005





Howard County Health Department

8930 Stanford Blvd.

Columbia, MD 21045


The purpose of this position is to supervise and administer Health Department nursing services or programs. This position primarily focuses on the Tuberculosis Control Program. This work may be performed at patients’ homes, schools and other community settings to provide community health nursing services to individuals, families and the community. This position also plans, develops, implements and evaluates assigned programs; plans, develops, revises, implements and evaluates policies and procedures; prepares and monitors program budgets, supervises nursing staff and other health care staff; coordinates nursing coverage for programs; provides nursing care to patients. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Bureau Directors, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Medical Director.


Management Clinical Program  - Tuberculosis Control Health Program 55%

  • Incorporates standard of care practices including direction of the operations of program in accordance with state policies and regulations
  • Evaluates clinic efficiencies, services and outcomes
  • Prepares and monitors program budgets
  • Hires, plans, coordinates, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of nursing staff and other health care staff within program
  • Prepares and submits statistical and narrative reports as requested and within required timeframes


Clinical Nursing Services 35%

  • Provides staffing for clinics as needed and in accordance with nurse practice act and education, which may include immunizations, venipuncture, medication dispensing, communicable disease, maternal and child health, and adult health
  • Maintains proficiency in EMR system


Agency Representation 5%

  • Represents Health Department on committees
  • Liaisons with Howard County Government agencies, HCPSS, Maryland Department of Health, community medical providers regarding relevant and important public health issues


Other Duties 5%

  • Functions as Essential Employee for certain emergency events
  • Participates in emergency preparedness drills, exercises, and after-action hot washes
  • Handles special projects as assigned
  • Participates in continuous nursing education and training


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.


Experience: One year of experience as a Community Health Nurse.



1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute two years of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university for the required education and experience.

4. Candidates may substitute one year of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity as a Registered Nurse for the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing or Health Care Specialist specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Desired Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience/Experience leading and managing a team
  • Knowledge of case management practices
  • Expertise with performing nursing assessments independently and relaying results to the clinician
  • Experience with prevention and control of communicable diseases, especially TB
  • Ability to provide strong nursing support to the TB clinician


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a registered nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. A copy of your license or license number should be uploaded on your application.

2. 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.


Employees in this classification will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.


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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