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Recruitment #17-005057-0009




Office of Adult Education & Literacy Services

Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

To provide leadership and direction for the Adult Instructional Services Section in the Office of Adult Education and Literacy Services in implementing Adult Education and Literacy programs, as prescribed by federal and Maryland statues, regulations, and policies. The Adult Education and Literacy programs are the basis for achieving the Adult Education goals for the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and the National Education Goal for Literacy.


Manage the Adult Education and Literacy instructional and related services program.                                   

  • Plan, formulate, review, and implement Adult Education and Literacy program policy/guidelines and statues
  • Identify policy areas that need to be addressed to respond to public policy, statue, or customer needs
  • Convene stakeholders to develop/respond to proposed policy/statue guidelines 
  •  Facilitate approval of proposed policy/guidelines/and statues by appropriate authorities 
  •   Monitor compliance with policy/guidelines/and statues
  • Provide input and feedback to the Director and the U.S. Department of Education on policy needs and implications 
  •  Develop partnerships with external and internal collaborators to achieve Adult Education goals 
  •   Coordinate the development and implementation of the State Plan for Adult Education 
  •  Oversee grant development and management for Adult Education and Literacy Services

Manage the Adult Instructional Services Section personnel   

  •   Provide leadership and management to AIS staff
  •  Delineate and assign staff roles and responsibilities
  • Establish timelines performance benchmarks, follow-up assignments/expectations 
  •  Obtain essential human, material, and fiscal resources for staff to fulfill assignments
  • Monitor and evaluate staff job performance 
  •  Resolve barriers to quality job performance including personnel problems 
  •  Conduct regular staff meetings 
  •   Identify professional development needs and develop professional development opportunities
  •  Assess impact of professional development activities upon job performances



A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, instructional design, of business administration

Experience: Five years of teaching or program administration requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity, and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program. Experience in digital learning, including online and blended learning modalities, highly preferred.



1. Six years of teaching or performing administrative staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity, and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program may be substituted for the required education.

2. A doctorate may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. 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.


1.  Must have at least 2 years experience of direct staff oversight.

2.  At least 1 year experience in digital learning, including online and blended learning modalities.


A Doctorate degree is preferred.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 17-005057-0009
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

email address:

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.