State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $89,174.00-$102,729.00 Yearly




An Assistant Principal is educational administrative work assisting the principal of an educational program at one of the facilities operated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Employees in this classification supervise teachers. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Principal or other educational administrator at the treatment center.

The work of this class may require travel to various locations for events such as field trips, workshops, seminars and recreational activities. Students may be disruptive or abusive and may require remedial training.

Assistant Principal is differentiated from Teacher Supervisor in that Teacher Supervisor performs a combination of supervisory and classroom teaching duties while Assistant Principals do not teach in the classroom. Assistant Principal is differentiated from Principal in that the Principal is responsible for the administration of the educational program while Assistant Principal assists the Principal.


Assists the principal with the administration of the educational program at the facility in the following areas: providing instructional leadership; preparing the budget; training, evaluating, recruiting and hiring instructional staff; determining curricula; oversight of admission/dismissal policies; and planning, organizing and directing the educational program;

Supervises teachers aides and other instructional and support staff;

May have primary responsibility for one part of the educational program, such as the residential treatment program or the day treatment program;

Cooperates with treatment staff and provides student progress reports to staff and family members;

Assesses emergency and crisis situations, makes appropriate contacts and referrals and provides interim emergency medical and other assistance as necessary until specialized assistance is available;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the human developmental process; Knowledge of educational administration, theories, methods and practices and curriculum development; Knowledge of the physical, emotional and social aspects of special needs students; Ability to lead and direct other educational personnel; Ability to learn and apply emergency medical procedures; Ability to facilitate and maintain an educational environment conducive to learning; Ability to work harmoniously with special needs students in a residential treatment environment and with other employees.


Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

Experience: Fours years of experience providing classroom instruction to students.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Human Resources classifications or Education and Training, Human Resources Officer, Instructor, or Education Officer specialty codes in the education or training field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Educational administrators in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification 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 requested 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.


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.

Date Established

Oct 1 1996 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005891; EST: 10/1/1996; REV: 9/1/2014;

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