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School Facilities Architect and Research Coordinator

Administrative Program Manager III

Recruitment #23-005474-0007


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 21
Contractual Hourly Rate Applies


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


This position will serve as School Facilities Architect performing advanced architectural activities of the Office of School Facilities, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The incumbent will assist in management of statewide school facilities programs assigned to the Department by regulations, including review and approval of complex, multi-year, capital construction plans and assist in the management of the Department of Education Section of the Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC).

This School Facilities Architect will also assist with research and development of standards and guidelines for the planning and design of school facilities, as well as provide technical assistance and coordinate special capital projects for local education agency staff, state employees, government officials, professional consultants, local board of education members and staff, members of special task forces, and the public on school planning, design, construction, and maintenance issues.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture.

Experience: Five years of experience as a licensed professional architect in the design of major institutional buildings are required.

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience as defined above directly related to the position at the rate of one year of experience for each year of the required education. 
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.


Possession of a current license as a professional architect in Maryland or a state with comparable requirements is required.


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

  • Experience in Educational or K-12 facilities planning 
  • Knowledge of construction codes and state and local regulations regarding building and planning of school buildings 
  • Experience developing design guidelines/standards, facility program, or feasibility studies 
  • Experience working with public sector entities on projects


  • Qualified candidates must possess a current Professional license in Architecture.
  • Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.5. 


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. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be in effect for at least one year.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar 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 you are 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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