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CHILD CARE LICENSING REGIONAL MANAGER MSDE

Baltimore County

Recruitment #19-000905-0003

Introduction

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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.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 19

LOCATION OF POSITION

409 Washington Avenue, Suite LL8

Towson, Maryland 21204

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the Regional Manager of Region III – Baltimore County Office of Child Care responsible for providing direction, management, and supervision of child care regulatory and licensure activities and operations to ensure the protection of children in out-of-home childcare facilities and non-public nursery schools.

POSITION DUTIES

Manages, plans, develops, and implements the development of new child care resources and standards; directs and supervises the operations and staff of the regional office; provides technical assistance and training to child care providers on the principles and practices of child care administration and child development; monitors and reviews documentation to determine compliance with regulatory requirements and institutes enforcement actions when necessary to ensure compliance with COMAR and the Office of Child Care; prepares legal documentation for licensure/registration denial, suspension, revocation and resolution to other enforcement actions; testifies at administrative hearings and enforces hearing decisions; promotes services to the child care community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in child development, education, social work or psychology from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools.

Notes:

  1. An associate’s degree in early childhood development, teacher education, sociology or psychology and two years work experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools may be substituted for the required education.
  2. Applicants may substitute graduate education in a Child Development curriculum at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.          

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of procedures and practices that ensure safe and sanitary conditions at child care facilities, day care centers and family day care homes; knowledge of workforce planning and organizational structure; knowledge of the processes and statutory regulatory standards involved in licensing day care facilities; skill in implementing and monitoring program evaluations; ability to develop, initiate and interpret policies and procedures and present recommendations clearly and concisely; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in making decisions and when evaluating educational credentials, certification requirements and criminal background investigations for staff in child care facilities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and staff; ability to communicate effectively; ability to speak and understand Spanish is preferred but not required.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current employees of the Maryland State Department of Education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by November 15, 2019.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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.

Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). 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 Child Care Licensing Regional Manager – Region VIII  #015910 (JobAps# 19-000905-0003). 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 http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.