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Juvenile Services Education System

Recruitment #18-009527-0011


The Maryland State Department of Education is accepting applications on a continuing basis to build an applicant pool for anticipated position vacancies in juvenile facilities.  Applicants will remain active for one year following receipt and will be considered as openings occur.


Salary to be determined based on an institutional salary scale following assessment of the applicant’s educational credentials and experience. 

$3,000.00 - -  Sign-on incentive - -  for Maryland Professional Certified Teachers


Various Alternative Schools throughout Central, Southern, Western, and Eastern Shore of Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing special education services to juvenile students under age 21 in accordance with State and federal laws and direct instruction in accordance with Individualized Education Programs (IEP).


Conducts special education screening procedures in accordance with legal mandates; acts as the IEP team case manager in preparation for and participation in meetings; conducts educational assessments with standardized test instruments and prepares written reports; maintains confidential records and files; provides direct instruction for students eligible for special education in accordance with IEPs.


A Bachelor's Degree and one year of professional teaching experience in Special Education.  Candidates must be eligible for or willing to obtain certification in Special Education by the Maryland State Department of Education.

NOTE:  A current State Department of Education Teaching Certificate or its equivalent with an endorsement in Special Education may substitute for the one year of professional teaching experience in Special Education.


Knowledge of State and federal laws for special education; knowledge of the principles and practices of special education; knowledge of the subject areas taught in basic skills and/or secondary education and GED programs; knowledge of teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.  Applicants must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Juvenile Services Facilities.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.  If, once employed, it is determined that the incumbent does not qualify for at least a Conditional Certificate, the incumbent's employment will be terminated.    Also, failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate Maryland Teaching Certificate will be the basis for termination of employment.


Open and Continuous


Applications will be screened and placed in one of these categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, Qualified, or Not Qualified. Applications will continue active consideration for one year from the date of receipt.  Requests to continue active consideration for an additional year will be honored providing the request is made in the twelfth month of receipt of the application. If an applicant declines to be interviewed two times or refuses a position two times, the application will be removed from active consideration.


Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Application for Employment indicating application for Special Education Teacher.  The application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section, Office of Human Resources, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 or faxed to 410.333.8950.

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps or for inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410.767.0019, TTY/TDD 410.333.3045, or visit our Careers in Teaching Page on our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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