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Staff Specialist III - Coordinator of Officials

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Recruitment #19-005298-0001





State Salary Grade 18

Salary Range: $50,897- $74,233


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for assuring coordination of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s (MPSSAA) certification process for local sports officials’ organizations and for monitoring rules application compliance and collaboration with officials and athletics safety standards.


Serves as liaison between local secondary education agencies and sports officials organizations; coordinates the school sports officials’ registration process, to include distribution of rule books and interpretation materials, planning rules clinics, and assisting local officials groups in their service to member schools; coordinates the selection, notification, and evaluation of officials working playoff sports events; assists in the selection and evaluation of rules interpreters and facilitates their activities; monitors local sports officials organizations’ compliance with MPSSAA regulations including compliance with safety protocol; coordinates sales of rule books to outside organizations; establishes and maintains a data base of Maryland registered officials and local sports officials organizations.


Education:  A Master’s degree or equivalent 36 hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, athletics administration, or a closely related field is preferred.

Experience:  Five years of interscholastic or collegiate athletics officiating, or as an assigner, or as a commissioner of a Local Board of Officials.

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


Knowledge of interscholastic athletic programs; knowledge of athletics safety standards including concussion protocol and associated training awareness programs; skill in both verbal and written communications for the purposes of conflict resolution; skill in maintaining a computerized data base and in generating related reports; ability to take a leadership role in facilitating the MPSSAA officials’ certification process and monitoring compliance and rules application; ability to plan and organize multiple activities; ability to work as part of a team and to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with diverse groups.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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 January 25, 2019 - Open until filled.


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