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Chief of Early Special Education

Recruitment #18-005057-0006





The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $64,608 - $94,335


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Provides leadership & direction for the Section, within the Performance Support and Technical Assistance Branch, & Division for administration of the IDEA, Part B/619 Preschool Grant; provides programmatic technical assistance to local lead agencies, local school systems & public agencies; supervises staff responsible for the provision of programmatic technical assistance for program improvement; administers Healthy Families/Home Visiting grant program.


  • Provides programmatic leadership & supervision for the implementation of a Statewide seamless comprehensive Birth through Kindergarten system of coordinated early childhood intervention & education services through the administration of the Preschool Special Education Grant Program (Part B, Section 619, of the Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act).
  • Ensures accountability for child & family outcome measures & reporting on preschool indicators in the Part B State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Report.
  • Provides technical assistance & support to local lead agencies, local school systems & public agencies on the implementation of evidence-based/family-centered practices in Natural/Least Restrictive Environments, the development of routines-based IFSP outcomes & standards-based IEP goals leading to improved child outcomes for children with disabilities ages birth through Kindergarten, & a narrowing of the school readiness performance gap with typically developing peers. 
  • Implements a data-informed decision making process for State & local program improvement.
  • Administers the Healthy Families & Home Visiting Grant Program & the Home Visiting Consortium.
  • Collaborates with other divisions & agencies on activities addressing school readiness for young children with developmental delays & disabilities.   


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate course work in Special Education, Education Administration/Supervision or Early Childhood Education.  

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in or affiliated with Early Special Education administration, programs or services directly related to the position.


  • Must have experience providing programmatic and technical assistance with early childhood intervention and education services for children with disabilities aged birth through Kindergarten.
  • Must have at least one year of grants management experience.
  • Must have proven leadership and supervisory experience.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by September 18, 2018 – Open Until Filled.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the selective questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.”

Incomplete applications will not be considered.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. 

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  Education Program Supervisor, Chief of Early Special Education #049875-– Jobaps# 18-005057-0006

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request