State of Maryland

EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST II (#005056)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $68,901.00-$110,635.00 Yearly


NATURE OF WORK

An Education Program Specialist II is specialized work wherein employees serve as a technical specialist providing specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, and/or curriculum development, consultation, advice and technical assistance in a birth through adult basic education initiative related to Maryland’s comprehensive statewide assessment programs. These employees serve as the area technical expert on internal and external work teams. At this level employees serve as a lead worker or as the designated content expert for a specific technical area at the advanced level. Employees designated as lead workers assign and review the work of Education Program Specialists I.

An Education Program Specialist II receives general supervision from an Education Program Supervisor or Manager. The Education Program Specialist classification is unique to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Each position has an extended title, known as a designated option, which is based on the position’s unique program function and which distinguishes it from others in the same classification assigned different options. A listing of the designated options assigned to the Education Program Specialist I/II classifications is on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of MSDE. The work may require travel throughout the State.

The Education Program Specialist series encompasses two levels of broadly related specialized work in which specific work assignments vary considerably among positions based on the program area. Position allocation within this series is determined on the basis of relative job evaluations among similarly functioning positions and by standards based on the position function and working level. These position standards are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division on Business Services.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Provides direct, specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, and/or curriculum development, consultation, advice and technical assistance in a birth through adult basic education initiative related to Maryland’s statewide assessment programs, which include the Maryland School Performance and Assessment Program (MSPAP), the Maryland Functional Testing Program, the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skill, the Maryland High School Assessment and the Norm Referenced Test Programs;

May serve as the designated content expert in a technical area;

May assign and review the work of Education Program Specialists I;

Develops and implements programs in the areas of outreach, research and evaluation, assessment and accountability, curriculum and instruction, student and school services, special education and early intervention services, career technology and adult education, instructional technology, teacher education and staff development, teacher and administrator certification or school accreditation;

Evaluates program effectiveness, determines program needs and recommends plans for advancing program objectives; Serves as liaison between MSDE and the community in carrying out MSDE’s program objectives;

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

Interprets and applies State and/or federal regulations governing the program area;

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

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work.

 Experience: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position option.

Notes: 1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.

2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education.

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class descriptions broadly define 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.

Date Established

Jul 1 2000 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005056; EST: 7/1/2000; REV: 9/1/2014;

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