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Recruitment #24-005478-0016





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

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director of Operations in the Office of Preparedness and Response is the second ranking senior administrator for a public health organization that focuses on emergency public health preparedness activities for the State of Maryland. The position provides day-to-day operational direction to all program offices and works with Program Managers to ensure that deliverables are completed per funding source guidance; assets and resources are used to achieve MDH, Public Health Services and OP&R mission and vision through the systematic development and implementation of OP&R program goals and objectives. The Deputy Director of Operations assumes all the functions and responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence. Employees in this position must adhere to current MDH and OP&R telework policy.


Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a management or financial field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of professional health or human services experience including 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience.

A master degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the general experience.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Public health experience in executive level management skills and judgment, with expert knowledge of principles of project process and management, public and business administration.
  • Experience with relevant policies and procedures used in budget preparation, justification, monitoring and reporting of grant deliverable requirements. 
  • Experience with the development of policy to include standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
  • Experience with the development and written responses to financial and performance audits. 
  • Knowledge and experience in supervisory principals and practices, as well as the principles of public personnel administration and personnel policies and procedures.


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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