State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $95,798.00-$160,555.00 Yearly






An Education Program Manager, DOL is the managerial level of work in Adult Education Services at the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL) responsible for the operation of the Adult Education and Literacy Services Unit. Employees in this classification are responsible for the design, development and implementation of DOL’s Adult Education State Plan and the operation of the GED Testing Services for Maryland. Employees in this classification oversee specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring or curriculum development. Employees in this classification supervise Education Program Supervisors.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a designated DOL administrator. The work may require 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.


Directs the Adult Education program in Maryland;

Establishes program goals and objectives;

Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of strategies to ensure that program activities facilitate achievement of strategic plan goals and objectives;

Directs specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, and/or curriculum development activities in adult basic education;

Interprets and implements laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing adult education programs;

Advises and makes recommendations to a Division or a higher level official concerning adult education program areas:

Participates in and leads internal and external interdisciplinary work teams in developing adult education goals and standards;

Develops and implements education program policies, initiatives and regulations that have statewide impact on Adult Education programs in Maryland;

Oversees the allocation of fiscal, human and material resources;

Directs the preparation and administration of the assigned budget and of required departmental planning documents;

Supervises Education Program Supervisors and may supervise lower-level Education Program Specialists;

Develops State Plan for Adult Education and supervises implementation of the Plan;

Oversees the development, delivery, evaluation and documentation of professional development for the Adult Education Literacy network;

Oversees grant development and management for Adult Education and Literacy services;

May represent the Division, or higher-level department official as assigned;

Performs other related duties.


Specific education and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102 Annotated Code of Maryland, 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: 000100; EST: 4/21/2012; REV: 10/12/2022;

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