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Autism Waiver Provider Liaison

Recruitment #19-005055-0037




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. 

If you are an education or human services professional with knowledge of the Autism Waiver and have experience with compliance monitoring then the Maryland State Department of Education has a unique opportunity for you!  As an Autism Waiver Provider Liaison you will help make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families across the state.


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range: $63,925 - $93,364


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for the coordination and implementation of the quality assurance components of Maryland’s Autism Waiver, including conducting monitoring site visits for all Autism Waiver provider agencies Statewide, analyzing data, writing monitoring reports, and requiring corrective action plans when appropriate. This position oversees the reportable events process, Autism Waiver provider approval process, and provider technical assistance and training.


Serves as a liaison for Autism Waiver provider agencies throughout Maryland & as a technical specialist for the implementation, quality assurance & expansion of the Autism Waiver, including leading the Provider Interagency Medicaid Monitoring Team (PIMMT) & determining service provider compliance with applicable Medicaid and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Conducts on-site reviews & technical assistance, analyzes Medicaid paid claims, tracks data, analyzes trends & disseminates accurate information through written correspondence & telephone contact. Supports the Interagency Medicaid Monitoring Team’s compliance check process for Local School Systems (LSSs), Local Lead Agencies (LLAs) & nonpublic schools related to Autism Waiver services.  Ensures collaboration & timely processing of all Autism Waiver reportable events, inquiries from Autism Waiver stakeholders & policy / procedure guidance developed in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health to ensure the Autism Waiver program is operating in compliance with State & federal regulations.  


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours in Special Education, Public Health, Psychology, or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years professional experience in training staff that must include administrative and/or supervisory experience, or administration of a public health or special education program or a program serving individuals with disabilities; experience with Medicaid services or Home and Community Based Waivers is required.  

NOTE:  Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.


Must have experience with Autism Waiver and compliance monitoring.

Must have an understanding of COMAR regulations as they pertain to the Autism Waiver and the Home & Community Based 1915 (c) Waiver.


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.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by October 23, 2019Open 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 (if required).

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits.

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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. 

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, Autism Waiver Specialist CTR# 102236 - (JobAps #19-005055-0037).

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 are available upon request.