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Recruitment #24-005484-0023





Maryland Department of Health
Office of Health Care Quality
7120 Samuel Morse Drive, 2nd Fl
Columbia, MD 21046

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs.  OHCQ is an agent of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is the designated State survey agency in Maryland.  OHCQ issues licenses, authorizing a business to operate in Maryland; recommends certification to CMS, authorizing participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; conducts surveys to determine compliance with State and federal regulations; and provides technical assistance to providers, consumers, and other stakeholders.

The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the agency’s operations, including licensure, survey, and certification activities; administration; fiscal services; human resources; information technology; quality improvement; government and regulatory affairs; emergency preparedness; quality initiatives; and strategic planning.  This position develops new and revises existing state regulations; reviews and comments on proposed legislation; ensures compliance with reporting requirements to the Maryland General Assembly; and represents the agency at the local, state, and national level.  These activities directly support OHCQ’s mission to protect the health and safety of Marylanders in the health care continuum.

The Executive Director must understand the impact of their decisions on Maryland’s health care professionals and the health care delivery system.  The individual must have an awareness of State and national health care delivery trends and the complexities of the entire health care spectrum, including, but not limited to, nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living programs, adult medical day care centers, residential treatment centers, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, home health agencies, hospices, residential service agencies, and clinical laboratories.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas - compliance, licensing and/or inspection; legislative, legal, regulatory; or quality of care in residential care settings, such as nursing homes/long term care, assisted living, or group homes, including 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience.

Experience planning, developing, or implementing plans of correction to ensure health care quality is desirable.


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.


The Maryland Department of Health offers the following benefits:

  • Meaningful Work
  • Excellent Health Benefits Package, including Medical, Vision, Prescription and Dental
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Reduced Child and Health Care)
  • Generous Leave Benefits (6 Personal Days, 12 Regular Holidays, Annual Leave, 15 Sick Days)
  • Retirement
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Flexible Work Schedules (where applicable)
  • Free Mass Transit (Baltimore metro area)

For a full list of the benefits of working for the State of Maryland, please click the link below:




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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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