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Chief of Specialized Instruction

Recruitment #18-005057-0004




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: $64,608 - $94,335


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a supervisory position serving as a strong instructional leader responsible for the professional learning, staff oversight & management of Maryland’s College & Career-Ready Standards in the implementation of instructional & response to interventions/evidence-based instructional practices with fidelity measures, support of federal grant initiatives, technical assistance & programmatic support related to students with high and low incidence disabilities.


Supervises staff & serves as an instructional leader that provides professional learning and coaching to assist Local School Systems (LSSs)  & the MSDE in the development, evaluation, implementation & monitoring of instructional strategies & intervention practices to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities; to enhance MD’s IEP team decision-making process; provides technical assistance, professional learning & coaching support to LSSs and Public Agencies (PA) to coordinate and facilitate the Maryland Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and the MD Online Individualized Education Program (MOIEP) tool; coordinates & participates in the design & provision of targeted professional development at the State and local jurisdiction levels for improving the quality & delivery of services & instruction for infants, toddlers, children & youth with disabilities & their families; Supports the administration & implementation of the federally funded Maryland State Professional Development Grant (SPDG).


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate course work in Special Education, Education Administration/Supervision or Education related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in or affiliated with special education administration, programs or services directly related to the position.


Must have expertise and experience with the IEP team decision-making process.

Must have experience with and knowledge of a variety of instructional design strategies and intervention practices designed to improve academic outcomes for students of all ages with high and low incidence disabilities.


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 July 13, 2018 – Open Until Filled.


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.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the selective questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on 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  Education Program Supervisor, Chief of Specialized Instruction #068634-– Jobaps# 18-005057-0004

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 available upon request