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Career Programs & Technical Student Organizations Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0029



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 21 Annual

Salary Range:  $63,925 - $93,364


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership and  technical assistance to Maryland’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) which are co-curricular learning experiences designed to foster student growth in career programs of study; serves as the state director for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), supports FFA and SkillsUSA; serves on career cluster teams to inform improvements, support effective implementation, and monitor implementation of career programs of study in local school systems and postsecondary institutions.


The Career Programs and Student Organization Specialist is responsible for leading the implementation of Career and Technical Student Organizations; organizing regional and state competitions and conferences; supporting national CTSO competitions; managing fiscal operations and memorandums of understanding for CTSO; serving on career cluster teams; and providing technical assistance and professional learning experiences to local school systems and community colleges to support effective implementation of career programs of study.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision, Public Administration, Information Management Systems, Business, Business Management, or in any related field.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of experience facilitating instruction in a career program of study, serving as an advisor for a CTSO, or facilitating an educational program directly related to the responsibilities of this position is required.  Experience with business intelligence software and/or Excel desired; administrative experience in an area related to accountability, information management; or a related field is preferred. 

NOTES:   Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Knowledge of CTSO Policies and Procedures, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, and Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act Consolidated Plan; skill in identifying data-informed system-level needs and delivering appropriate programmatic solutions, technical assistance, training, and guidance to address identified needs; skill in responding to problems and inquiries from local school systems, community colleges, and business partners; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.


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 20, 2019 -  Open until filled.


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If you use 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 Specialist I, Career Programs and Student Organizations Specialist #039614 (JobAps# 19-005055-0029) 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 are available upon request.