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Prekindergarten Monitor Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0011




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 21

Annual Salary Range: $62,063 - $90,644


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for programmatically monitoring the prekindergarten programs in compliance with the grant requirements of the Preschool Development Grant- Expansion Grant for program accountability.


Develops strategies and procedures which comply with the provisions of legislation authorizing the PreK Expansion Act of 2014;  develops protocol, products, and technical assistance, services as specified in the grant for funding the design and operation of prekindergarten and to promote school readiness through the development and expansion of collaborative approaches to the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, full day prekindergarten programs and comprehensive support services; monitors and evaluates all activities of the prekindergarten expansion sites operated by local boards of education and community-based programs; provides technical assistance to local school systems regarding the intent in the design and operation of prekindergarten expansion sites, assuring that funded programs meet state-approved goals and objectives; supports the independent evaluator in conducting a long-term evaluation of the prekindergarten expansion sites.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration/Supervision or a related Educational field.  

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to Early Learning.


Knowledge of Maryland’s Early Learning development programs and assessments; knowledge of early childhood pedagogy; knowledge of State and Federal laws, policies, issues and regulations governing education programs for Early Learning students; skill in developing and presenting staff development; ability to support teachers and administrators; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.


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 April 19, 2019 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 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 supplemental questions. I

t 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. 

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.

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 Specialist I, Prekindergarten Monitor Contractual Position# 345643 - (JobAps #19-005055-0011).

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