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Chief, Technology and Data Solutions

Educational Support Program Coordinator II

Recruitment #22-005009-0002


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.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building 
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


This position serves as Section Chief, Technology and Data Solutions (TDS), in the Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs (OSCNP), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The Section Chief provides leadership, management, oversight, budget preparations, and supervision for the administration of Technology and Data Solutions; conducts long term planning to address enhancements to the Maryland Accountability and Reporting System (MARS) and the Maryland Direct Certification System (MDCS); manages redesign of business processes; and, assures that systems and programs are operated in compliance with State and federal laws and regulations.

The Section Chief is responsible for nutrition program data collection and analysis to support internal and external decision making in school assessment, outreach and funding for improvements in educating and providing nutritional adequacy for the State's student populations.  

The Section Chief develops and provides training sessions for adult users of the MARS data system. The MARS and MDCS are web-based applications automating the program administration and claims processing for the five Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) administered by MSDE.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting OSCNP Director in defining information technology goals and objectives for the OSCNP
  • Establishing standards for CNP administration
  • Directing the development of new policies and procedures
  • Determining funding needs, budget, project plans, estimations, specifications and presentations for administration and operation of the CNPs
  • Supervising personnel in TDS and related functions
  • Coordinating the nutrition programs as it relates to technology and data systems to assure accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with State and federal regulations
  • Developing and implementing training sessions for adult administrators of the five CNPs administered by the OSCNP
  • Developing federal and State management and operations plans
  • Leading the development of short and long-range plans with Local Education Agencies
  • Identifying Information Technology systems needs of the OSCNP
  • Integrating and analyzing data to measure Program improvements and efficiencies


EDUCATION:  Possession of a master's degree or at least 36 hours or equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience administering data management, nutrition, education or library programs.

1. A Bachelor's degree and seven years of experience may be substituted for the master's degree and experience as listed above.
2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with 
Education Article Section 2-104.


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

Two years experience managing an electronic data system that is designed for access by both internal and external customers.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Demonstrated experience working with Child Nutrition Programs.

Education or experience concentrating in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, or related fields.


Applicants must consent to a State Police Background Check as a routine procedure for all employees of MSDE.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed. 

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0012, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 

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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay. 

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. 

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.

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