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Chief School Safety & Climate, School Psychological Services

Recruitment #19-005057-0007



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. 



State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $68,218 - $99,606


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position that serves as Chief of the School Safety and Climate Section within the Student Services and Strategic Planning Branch of the Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy. This position also provides leadership, consultation, and technical assistance to develop and implement the program of school psychological services in each local school system, aligned with coordinated student services as specified in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 13A.05.05).


Provides supervisory leadership and support to the School Safety and Climate Team regarding programs, practices, and strategies to improve school climate and safety; interprets and implements laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing school climate and safety; advises and make recommendations to the Director and executive level officials concerning education program effectiveness, program needs and operational issues; provides leadership consultation, and technical assistance to develop and implement the program of school psychological services in each local school system; provides assistance to local school systems with the implementation of a coordinated student services program; provides technical assistance in the implementation of school mental health services; responsible for data collection with regard to student mental and behavioral health and related areas; and uses knowledge, experience, and expertise in school psychology, research and evaluation, systems of student support, and the school improvement process to support the achievement of Departmental and Division goals and priorities.


Education: Possession of a Master’s degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work.

Experience: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position option.

Notes: 1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.

2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position option may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Section 2-104 of the Education Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Applicants must meet the selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

 -Two years of professional experience coordinating or administering a school psychological services program  


Experience supervising other employees

Professional experience and knowledge of grants management


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.  


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. (Do not write "see resume.”)Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



The online application process is the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment. If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Education Program Supervisor – Chief of School Safety & Climate, Specialist for School Psychological Services  PIN# 087629 (JobAps# 19-005057-0007) 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 or

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.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.