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Coordinator of School Support, Career and Technical Education

Education Program Specialist II

Recruitment #24-005056-0006


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
Salary Range: $89,913 – 145,151
 *State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.




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

Main Purpose of Job

Provides leadership and management as a Coordinator of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) School Support Branch. This involves assisting in planning the work of staff in providing leadership and technical assistance to the 24 local education agencies (LEAs), community colleges, 12 local labor market teams, and other constituencies in the following areas:
  • CTE Career Clusters and Programs of Study 
  • CTE reporting; and
  • K-12 Instructional Areas including Financial Literacy, Computer Science, Technology and Engineering Education, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


Duties include:
  • Advocates for the value of high-quality career and technical education programming at the local, state, and national level and fosters a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and excellence within the department.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends instructional materials and technology tools to support computer science education and develops and promotes extracurricular programs, competitions, and clubs to encourage student interest in computer science.
  • Provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to LEAs and community colleges in developing and implementing CTE programs.
  • Facilitates the development of curriculum standards, instructional strategies, assessment methods, and accreditation standards.
  • Develops and implements of strategic initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of CTE programs across local education agencies (LEAs) and community colleges.
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with LEAs, community colleges, employers, and community partners.
  • Supports the recruitment, retention, and continuous training of qualified CTE instructors across the state and collaborates with stakeholders.
  • Identifies and addresses barriers that may prevent students from underrepresented groups from participating in career and technical education programs and works to eliminate systemic barriers and biases that may exist within career and technical education systems to create inclusive opportunities for all students.
  • Collaborates with local education agency and community college educators to create inclusive career and technical education pathways that align with the needs and aspirations of underrepresented groups. 
  • Provides professional development and support for educators to enhance their cultural competence and ability to support students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Provides support, technical assistance, and professional learning opportunities for Computer Science programs across the state.


Education: A Master’s Degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework in Education or a related area from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of administrative or teaching experience affiliated with coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to Career and Technical Education.

  1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's Degree with 7 years of the specified content experience to satisfy the Minimum Qualifications noted above.
  2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option 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.
  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 of experience in a Career and Technology education area.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and issues impacting career and technical education. 
  • Experience teaching or leading Computer Science programming and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and Maryland Methods of Administration Plan.
  • Proficient in Smartsheet software.
  • Experience in Grant Management.
  • Work experience providing technical assistance to customers of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience preparing documents, correspondences and presentations.


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


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The resulting list of qualified candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government online application for employment and submit their professional resume. The application and resume must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the minimum qualifications for the position. 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, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-333-8950 or 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. Postmarks will not be accepted. 

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, 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. Individuals with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

All application materials must be received in our office by the Closing Date.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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