PROFESSIONAL SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT: G
NATURE OF WORK
A Coordinator of Correctional Education Programs, DLLR is professional work in the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation wherein employees are responsible for a defined instruction or library program area within the correctional education program. An employee in this classification is responsible for a defined core correctional education program area such as academic education, special education, vocational education, transition and life skills education, post secondary education, or library services. Employees in this classification may supervise program and support staff.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Director of the Correctional Education Program or another designated administrator. Each position has an extended title, known as a designated option, which is based on the position’s assigned core program area and which distinguishes it from others in the same classification assigned different options. This work requires travel throughout the State.
Position allocation to this classification is determined by position function. Employees in this classification have full responsibility for the development, implementation and coordination of a core correctional education program area as defined above.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Assures that appropriate educational curriculum, library and related services are planned for residents of Maryland Correctional Institutions based on departmental policy, State and federal regulations, and an understanding of the characteristics, capabilities, needs and interests of incarcerated adult students;
Plans and implements in-service training programs in an academic, special education, vocational education, transition and life skills education, post-secondary education and/or library science area for correctional teachers;
Assists Principals in planning an effective deployment of staff, material, and information resources based on program objectives and effective classroom instruction;
Reviews and monitors the results of programs under their control, evaluates program effectiveness and assures that practices are appropriately maintained, enhanced, or modified;
Monitors staff record keeping practices as relates to the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and program assessment and accountability reporting requirements;
Assists Principals in negotiating operational arrangements in the delivery of the assigned educational program area with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials, community colleges, local boards of education, other educational or library systems, community and volunteer groups, and other State agencies;
Remains current on trends in the assigned educational program area and monitors market trends to ensure curriculum provides students with marketable job skills;
Prepares proposals for financing educational and library programs and manages grant resources;
Follows security guidelines of adult correctional institutions and directs the school programs in cooperation with the managing officers of the facilities;
May supervise program and support staff;
Performs other related duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the human developmental process;
Knowledge of educational theories, methods and practices;
Knowledge of the physical, emotional and social aspects of students, including special needs students;
Knowledge of the academic or vocational subjects to be taught;
Ability to supervise and direct other educational personnel;
Ability to facilitate and maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning;
Ability to work harmoniously with students in a correctional institution and with other employees.
Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education or Education Administration/Supervision or a Maryland Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education or Education Administration/Supervision or eligibility for a Maryland Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate.
Experience: Three years of administrative, supervisory or teaching experience
directly related to the assigned core program area in an education program providing services to an institutionalized or disadvantaged population.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.
Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 (60) levels:
Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study. Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops. No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.
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.
This classification is assigned to bargaining unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professional. 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.
August 1, 2012
Director, Classification and Salary Division