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Data Systems Administrator and Security Analysis

Information Technology Functional Analyst II

Recruitment #22-006048-0001


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 16 Annual
Salary Range: $48,360 - $62,622 (with progression to $78,741)


Nancy S, Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position serving as the Analyst for the Division of Early Childhood and Office of Information Technology data systems responsible for ensuring that system roles are functioning as defined in the data system security matrix and for reviewing all data system security applications and records to ensure compliance with security roles along with providing software application support for end users.


Provides direct, specialized technical assistance, analysis and user support for the Child Care Security System; maintains copies of all applications and maintains a log recording all data regarding applicant, contact information and location along with creating reports documenting corrective action; assists with conducting monthly tests of security role functionality and in performing data system security log-on problem analysis; analyzes recommended modifications and assists with the design, development and testing of the data system application system and with corrections or enhancements; provides system administration and support for Notice of Grant Award system (NOGA); manages recipient organizational accounts; monitors system for issues and outages and serves as liaison between the developer and end users; participates in user testing and prepares and updates policies, procedures, and user manuals; audit common incidents and participates in data system security meetings.


EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe computers or large client server platforms. 

  1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and two years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe or large client server platforms for two years of the required experience. 
  2. Candidates may substitute experience responding to and resolving help desk calls from users of computers, or operating computer equipment for the purpose of data entry, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database or other applications on a year-for-year basis for a high school education. 
  3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Information Technology or other related field with specific coursework in the structure and use of automated information systems and one year of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe computers or large client server platforms for the required experience.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of information systems function, planning, analysis, and troubleshooting; knowledge of information system architecture, system security practices and industry standards; skill providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications; Skill in creating, reviewing and updating application documentation and training materials; skill in systems management, and product integration, and managing the life cycle of technology products; ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of customers and users, vendor representatives and engineers; ability to plan, coordinate and lead the work of staff.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. 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.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 27, 2022.


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.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps. On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

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 IT Functional Analyst II    -  Data Systems Administrator and Security Analysis  #426067 (JobAps #22-006048-0001). 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.

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. 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. 

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