Main Purpose Of Job
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children and adolescents in Maryland. MCHB programs and activities strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health infrastructure and to assure the availability and accessibility of preventive and primary care services for women, children and adolescents.

The position provides oversight of the MCHB Office for Genetics and People with Special HealthCare Needs, which includes the Newborn Screening Follow up Program, Early Hearing Detection and Early Intervention, Sickle Cell Follow-up, Birth Defect Surveillance, and Medical Homes and Health Care Transition (Title V) . The position will oversee 16 staff and manage a budget of nearly $7 million.

The Director for the Office for Genetics & People with Special Health Care Needs provides experienced public health leadership in promoting the work of the office, providing direction for the office and Children with Special HealthCare needs for the state, performing highly responsible programmatic and administrative work at the level of a program manager with extensive training and expertise in public health. The Director ensures accountability and integrity of all fiscal matters, personnel actions, and procurement activities of the Office and coordinates all legislative inquiries for the office. The position will lead the strategy and direction for people with special health care needs in Maryland including strengthening medical homes and transitions in care.

The position will oversee several federal grants including for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention grants as well as the Children and Youth with Special HealthCare Needs for Title V.

Further, this position will plan, coordinate, and organize MCHB’s response to new and emerging initiatives and response for the Maternal and Child Health population.

Qualified candidates must possess a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health or a related field, 6 years of professional experience in health services, including 3 years at the supervisory or managerial level.  The successful applicant must have at least three years of experience in maternal and child health, including children and youth with special healthcare needs.

Desirable candidates should possess project management experience, including developing work plans and budgets.


All applications must be submitted online by August 8, 2022, at 11:59:00 PM.

Apply to Recruitment#: 22-005479-0015


About Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides health care services through State programs, local health departments, State-run hospitals and residential centers, and contracts with private-sector health care providers.  MDH can be divided into four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, MDH has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, research and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. MDH employs over 6,500 individuals with a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities.