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Environmental Science Literacy Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0049


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 21 Standard Salary Schedule

Salary Range: $63,925 -$83,364 with progression to $102,634


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. 


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.


Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work.

Experience: Four years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program.


  1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position option may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


One year of experience working in an Environmental Science Education Program.


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.  


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.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.




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.  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# 039501 - (JobAps #19-005055-0049). 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.