State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $78,749.00-$132,041.00 Yearly






An Education Program Specialist, DOL is the full performance level of work in Adult Education Services at the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL) providing technical guidance, assistance or advice to school systems, community colleges or community based organizations in one or more of the Maryland comprehensive statewide adult education programs. Those programs include but are not limited to English Language Acquisition, High School Diploma for Adults, Transitions to Employment and Postsecondary Education, Family Literacy, Adults with Special Learning Needs, Accountability, Data Quality, Assessment and Professional Development. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from an Education Program Supervisor or Education Program Manager. The work requires travel throughout the State, and work on evenings and weekends.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.


Monitors assigned grantees compliance of State and federal requirements as defined in the Grant Application;

Applies State and federal regulations governing the program area;

Participates in and may lead interdisciplinary teams in developing goals or standards;

Provides direct, specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, or curriculum development, consultation, advice and technical assistance in adult basic education initiatives related to Maryland’s statewide program;

Develops and implement programs in outreach, research and evaluation, assessment and accountability, curriculum and instruction, student services in adult education, instructional technology, teacher education and staff development;

Evaluates program effectiveness to determine program needs and recommends plans for advancing program objectives;

Serves as liaison between DOL and the community in carrying out DOL’s program objectives;

Represents DOL and participates in the activities of other public interest groups involved in the program area;

May supervise employees in non-program specialist classifications;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of adult focused instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principle;

Knowledge of principles and processes involved in organizational planning, coordination, and execution;

Knowledge of federal policies, rules and regulations governing adult education programs;

Knowledge of analytical procedures and research techniques used in collecting, evaluating and presenting data;

Knowledge of community needs regarding adult education;

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

Ability to learn, understand and interpret State laws, regulations and policies related to DOL’s adult education programs;

Ability to assess and determine the most appropriate techniques for achieving program objectives,

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, and the general public.


Education:   A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of teaching or administrative staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and
completion of 36 credit hours at an accredited college or university for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute six years of teaching or performing administrative staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


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.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions. Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professional classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

April 21, 2012

Date Revised

October 12, 2022

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000098; EST: 4/21/2012; REV: 10/12/2022;

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