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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Environmental Science Literacy Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0046

Introduction

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

Grade 21 Standard Salary Schedule

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

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as specialist for environmental literacy programs and products aligned to the Maryland Next Generation Science Standards for students PreK-12.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides technical assistance to local school systems and schools in the implementation of environmental science literacy programs; prepares and delivers presentations, workshops, and other professional learning activities for a variety of audiences, including central office staff, school-based administrators, teachers, environmental education providers, and federal and state agency personnel; conducts interagency committee work around statewide environmental literacy; collaborates with local school systems and external partners to implement the requirements of Project Green Classrooms; plans and participates in Project meetings and activities; provides technical assistance in the development of best practices, products, and processes aligned to the Maryland Next Generation Science Standards and Maryland’s Environmental Literacy Standards to meet the Environmental Literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Program; assists with the development and implementation of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE); administers the Maryland Green Ribbon Schools Award program in collaboration with the US Department of Education; assists Science staff in furthering the goals of the science team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative, and/or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program including two (2) years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position. Experience with a PreK-12 science or environmental science program is preferred.

NOTES:

  1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted    for one year of the experience requirements.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience in public education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Maryland Next Generation Science Standards, Environmental Literacy COMAR regulation, and Maryland’s Environmental Literacy Standards; knowledge of Project Green Classrooms; knowledge of trends, regulations, and policies affecting instruction and assessment in science and environmental literacy; skill in managing multiple tasks and time sensitive deadlines; skill in organizing multiple schedules; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by November 5, 2019 – Open Until Filled.

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  - Education Program Specialist I – Environmental Science Literacy Specialist - Position# 105968 - (JobAps #19-005055-0046). 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/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request.