The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)’s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is responsible for directing the Data Team through a dynamic portfolio of projects which facilitate healthy lifestyles for Marylanders, with a focus on diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention, including data management and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Program. This position will oversee and coordinate operations of the data collection and management, including evaluation activities, for all CCDPC activities, while reporting to the CCDPC Director. This position will also be responsible for supervising and managing Epidemiology and Evaluation staff members of the CCDPC, including providing oversight and guidance for all data and evaluation needs.
This position will manage all aspects of the Maryland BRFSS Program, including the program budget, at least one federal grant supporting the program, and other surveillance projects. The BRFSS is a Statewide telephone survey that collects data from Maryland adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive health services. This position will evaluate efficiency within data collection and management operations. Based on such evaluations, this position will make recommendations of data use to the department, as well as make recommendations for new policies, standards and workflow procedures.
Finally, this position will not only provide timely data to internal and external partners, but will also assist partners with understanding and effectively utilizing surveillance data to inform public health programs, policies and decisions. This position will work collaboratively with other Center staff members to inform programs related to chronic disease (e.g. heart disease, diabetes) and associated risk factors (e.g. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity). This position will be located at MDH’s CCDPC Division.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Seven years of administrative staff or professional work.
1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year, up to four years of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute the possession of Master’s degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes; or, overseeing or coordinating unit operations; or, functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate should have data management experience, as well as supervisory experience. The desired candidate should also have experience evaluating public health programs, along with experience using the SAS statistical software, including managing large data sets.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
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.
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.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
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 which 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 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.