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Recruitment #22-005057-0005


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: $75,926 - $106,753 (with progression to $122,140)


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

Main Purpose of Job

Provides leadership & direction for the Section, within the Performance Support and Technical Assistance Branch, & Division for administration of the IDEA, Part B/619 Preschool Grant; provides programmatic technical assistance to local lead agencies, local school systems & public agencies; supervises staff responsible for the provision of programmatic technical assistance for program improvement; administers Healthy Families/Home Visiting grant program


Provides programmatic leadership & supervision for the implementation of a Statewide seamless comprehensive Birth through Kindergarten system of coordinated early childhood intervention & education services through the administration of the Preschool Special Education Grant Program (Part B, Section 619, of the Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act); ensures accountability for child & family outcome measures & reporting on preschool indicators in Part B State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Report; provides technical assistance & support to  lead agencies, school systems & public agencies on the implementation of evidence-based/family-centered practices in Natural/Least Restrictive Environments, the development of routines-based IFSP outcomes & standards-based IEP goals leading to improved child outcomes for children with disabilities ages birth through Kindergarten, & a narrowing of the school readiness performance gap with typically developing peers.  Implements a data-informed decision making process for State & local program improvement; collaborates with other divisions & agencies on activities addressing school readiness for young children with developmental delays & disabilities.


EDUCATION:  Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work. EXPERIENCE: Five (5) 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.
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 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 Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education. 
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.


One year supervisory experience of a Special Education or Early Intervention program servicing individuals with disabilities and their families.


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.


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