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Interagency Education Program Specialist

Recruitment #19-005056-0012




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 22

Annual Salary Range: $68,218-$99,606/ year


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional, contractual position serving as a technical specialist responsible for the direct oversight of behavioral and mental health interagency collaborative initiatives on behalf of the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES).  


Provides oversight & coordination of interagency collaborative initiatives in behavioral & mental health related to special education; coordinates interagency initiatives & activities with agencies to meet the behavioral & mental health needs of students with disabilities; represents DEI/SES in a technical capacity at interagency meetings & in the initiation / completion of interagency efforts; serves on the Division’s behalf on various task forces & work groups; monitors, reviews, & provides recommendations on grants to further support local school systems & public agencies to implement evidence-based practices for behavioral & mental health; coordinates the provision of technical assistance efforts in mental & behavioral health; supports Branch / Division staff regarding interagency initiatives;  assists with all related interagency & collaborative initiatives including issues related children’s mental & behavioral health for students with disabilities birth through 21, State and interagency strategic planning, results based decision making, & accountability.


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education or Special Education or a related human services field.  

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of professional administrative, clinical, programmatic support, or teaching experience in or affiliated with special education or family support programs; experience must be in coordinating or administering programs related to services for individuals with disabilities and their families, including the assessment and provision of behavioral and mental health interventions.   

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


Knowledge of special education laws regulations, policies, programs and issues; clinical understanding of behavioral and mental health best practices; knowledge of data systems; skill in responding effectively to problems and inquiries from school personnel and concerned stakeholders; skill interpreting and applying laws and regulations governing early intervention and special education programs; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with local school systems and local lead agencies, ability to clearly communicate  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 September 13, 2019 – Open Until Filled.

If you previously applied for the position in June 2019 you do not need to reapply.  Your application will remain on file with the Maryland State Department of Education for one year.


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.


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 II, Interagency Education Program Specialist –contractual pin # 102665 - (JobAps #19-005056-0012).

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