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Educational Support Program Coordinator II

Chief, Nutrition Program Compliance Section

Recruitment #20-005009-0001


*Promotional Opportunity for MSDE Employees Only.*

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 20

Salary Range: $60,514 to  $78,859  (with progression to $97,159)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the Chief, Program Compliance Section, responsible for ensuring the integrity of all participating Child Nutrition Program institutions and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) by leading, planning, and directing the assessment and monitoring activities of the Program Compliance specialists.


This position ensures that optimum nutrition standards are available for all education and sponsoring agencies throughout the State of Maryland; supervises  staff evaluating the various nutrition programs for compliance with State and federal regulations; schedules program reviews, monitors the training of new staff and revises review practices and standards to reflect new federal guidance; provides technical and training assistance to Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) sponsors; works with the Director of the Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs(OSCNP) to ensure that programs comply with applicable laws and regulations; acts as liaison with the OSCNP Administration and  Professional Development Section Chiefs.


EDUCATION: A Masters Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Nutrition, Dietetics, Administration, Public Health or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in assessing compliance with federal law and regulations or Child Nutrition Programs.  Supervisory experience preferred.  


  1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.
  2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.


One year experience with monitoring compliance with Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program


Knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing food service and School and Community Nutrition Programs; knowledge of United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations; knowledge of food safety, menu planning, food production; skill in organizing, developing, and conducting training programs; skill in developing and interpreting  policies and procedures, assess programs, identify problems, and determine improvements/solutions; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to conduct institutional analysis of menus; demonstrated ability to lead and mentor staff, preferably involving review of CNPs; demonstrated ability to interpret pertinent law and provide technical assistance to participants; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


Must be a Maryland State department of Education Employee.


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 of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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.

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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 Educational Coordinator II -  Chief, Nutrition Program Compliance Section - #040115 (JobAps #20-005009-0001).  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.

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