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CHILD CARE LICENSING SPECIALIST TRAINEE MSDE

*positions located throughout Maryland on an ongoing basis*

Recruitment #19-005004-0002

Introduction

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

This is a statewide recruitment to fill multiple positions that are located throughout the State of Maryland. Please select only the counties for which you are willing to work.

Main Purpose of Job

The Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainee is the entry level of work inspecting licensing and monitoring child care centers, family child care homes and non-public nursery schools to ensure enforcement of child care regulations and the provisions of quality child education development programs. The main purpose of the positions is to support the Office of Child Care's goal of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children in child care settings outside their open homes through the licensure of child care centers, the issuance of Letters of Compliance to certain religious child care programs, the registration of family day care homes, the approval of nonpublic nursery schools and the investigation of complaints lodged against legitimate and illegal child care providers.

POSITION DUTIES

 Learns to process prospective provider applications for child care centers, family child care homes and nonpublic nursery schools to determine eligibility for licensure and/or nonpublic nursery school approval by following established office policies and procedures        

Learns to manage caseload, including use of automated technology systems, to determine provider compliance with applicable Code of Maryland Regulations COMAR 13A.15, COMAR 13A.16, and COMAR 13A.17 by following OCC policies and procedures.     

Learns to investigate complaints lodges against licensed, registered and illegal child care providers, and nonpublic nursery schools to determine the validity of allegations by following established office policies and procedures.

Learns to prepare accurate expense reports ensure timely submission in accordance with MSDE procurement policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: None

Notes:

1. Possession of 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 bachelor’s degree.

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Work experience involving communicating with customers of diverse backgrounds 
  • Work experience using data system

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants for this classification must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work with Child Care Services Facilities. 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a Valid Driver's License because you may need to drive a State vehicle and/or your personal vehicle to site visits.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application. 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 examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload your document(s) by electronic means with the submission of your application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-333-8950 (providing a cover sheet with the following : each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainee- [JobAps#: 19-005004-0002]). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, however a paper application may be submitted to:

Maryland State Department of Education

Office of Human Resources

C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.