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Chief of Interagency Initiatives & Rates *REPOST*

Recruitment #18-005058-0001



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 23

Annual Salary Range: $68,959- $100,660.00


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the management and execution of interagency efforts to implement an equitable and efficient rate setting process, ensure compliance with applicable State and federal regulations, and provide technical assistance for residential and nonresidential child care programs for youth requiring out of home placements.


Provides multi-agency leadership to manage the execution of statewide rate setting strategies across agencies, administrations, public and private partners; chairs Interagency Rates Committee (IRC); oversees the business processes for rate setting to ensure a streamlined and equitable statewide process; ensures that rates for residential and nonresidential child care programs for youth requiring out of home placements are published annually; ensures that the process and results comply with the requirements of SB 344/HB 387; manages all reconsiderations, appeals and modifications; conducts analysis regarding budget submissions, trends, allowable costs, etc.; responds to legislative inquiries related to provider rates associated with youth requiring out-of- home placements; and manages database housing rate setting methodology.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or higher in Social Work, Public Health, Business Administration, or other related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of senior level management and leadership experience in a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of government practices in rate setting for youth programs. Interagency experience in a healthcare or human services setting. Experience working at a State or Federal Organization.  

NOTE: Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.


Must have professional experience directing or managing a collaborative process with multiple State agencies.

Must have professional experience analyzing budgets and other fiscal/financial data.



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 28, 2018Open 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 Manager I, Chief of Interagency Initiatives #076149 – Jobaps#18-005058-0001

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