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Charter Schools Grants Program Specialist

Recruitment #19-005297-0007


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.


Grade 16 Standard Salary Schedule
Annual Salary Range: $46,477 - $67,449


200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual professional position that will provide support management of the Charter Schools Grants Program in the Office of School Innovations, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy.


Duties of this position include communication, organization, planning, document production, and filing; screens / directs telephone calls & email inquiries for the office to ensure appropriate and timely response. Maintains contact lists of key groups & organizations; manages requests for information from the office & tracks responses; organizes meetings & workshops to assist the Director of School Innovations in providing leadership & technical assistance in accordance with specifications set by the immediate supervisor; organizes & maintains files for grants & correspondence to ensure availability & retrieval of information using electronic and paper filing systems; coordinates appointments and travel for Director in accordance with Department procedures & guidelines. Formats and types text, charts, & graphs for reports to relay information about the program & to meet reporting requirements; update statistical data & compile information per oral and written instructions; prepares materials including flyers, agendas & packets for administrative meetings, technical assistance sessions, & other meetings; creates & maintains records for grant awards & procurement for grant activities. Prepares correspondence related to grant awards & grant oversight.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Education Administration, Business or a related field.
EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of professional administrative or teaching experience.  Previous experience and knowledge with grant management of an educational program preferred.
1. Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.
2. Possession of a Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Must show on application in job duties section that you have experience and knowledge of grant processes, budgets, fiscal & financial management; and that you have experience and skill in planning & delivering technical assistance.


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 19, 2019Open 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 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 supplemental questions (if required).

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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 - Staff Specialist II, Charter School Grants Program Specialist contractual #351678
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