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Chief of Performance Support & Technical Assistance

Recruitment #18-005059-0003



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. 

***If you have previously applied for this position in October or November of 2018 you do not have to reapply.  Your application and resume will remain on file for one year.


Grade 24 Standard Salary Schedule

$77,725 - $113,430


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Under the supervision of the Assistant State Superintendent, this position serves as the lead for implementation of differentiated performance support to local school systems and public agencies and is responsible for the identification of learning needs, and the development and implementation of statewide universal, targeted, and focused professional learning / technical assistance. 


Provides leadership and direction to the Performance Support and Technical Assistance Branch that is focused on building the capacity of local school systems, public agencies, and institutions of higher education, to narrow the performance gap and enable all students with disabilities to exit education community, career and college ready; supervises staff with State-level responsibility for providing review and support of local school system, non-local school system and Institutes of Higher Education funding; implements the State's birth through 21 seamless comprehensive system of coordinated services; supports local Infants and Toddlers and special education programs; facilitates special education and related services for children with disabilities ages three through twenty-one under Part B and birth through age four under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); supervises systems and data informed systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidenced-based professional development; provides leadership and direction to support the evidence-based practices for Early Childhood, Assessment, and Specially Designed Instruction sections through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a standards-aligned IEP.


Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in Special Education.  

Experience: Six (6) years of related experience in coordinating or administering special education programs or services. Three years of the required experience must have been in direct supervision of other professional employees.


Must have experience developing and implementing standards aligned Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Must have experience creating and presenting professional development around special education topics (ie: disproportionality, specially designed instruction, least restrictive environments, etcetera).


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  August 14th, 2019 – Open Until Filled.

***This is a repost from October 2018.  If you have previously applied for this position in October or November of 2018 you do not have to reapply. 

***Your application and resume will remain on file for one year.


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 selective questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and do 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 II, 107, #066278,  JobAps # 18-005059-0003

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