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Chief of Educator Certification

Recruitment #19-005057-0003



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 22 Standard Salary Schedule

$65,901 - $96,222


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Working under the direction of the Director of Educator Certification & Assessment and State and Federal Reporting, the main purpose of this position is to serve as the lead technical and legal expert, as well as, supervisor to the certification education specialists I.

This position will provide supervisory support to the certification education program specialist I positions; coordinate, and support data collection for certification reports as requested by the Director and or Assistant State Superintendent; audit the certification work completed by authorized certification partners in the Local School Systems (LSSs) and certification staff; handles all certification waiver requests, complaints, information requests, and workflow correspondence; and develops and manages systems for the facilitation of increased customer service by certification staff.


Provides lead technical assistance and supervises Certification Education Specialists and certification partners in the LSSs to assigned local school systems in reviewing, processing, and monitoring credentials for educator certification; determines eligibility for PreK-12 certification for teachers, supervisors, specialists, and administrators in local school systems, certain nonpublic schools, state institutions and those individuals seeking Maryland certification; assists with special assignments required by the Branch ChiefDirector and the Assistant State Superintendent for Educator Effectiveness Certification and Program Approval.   


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

EXPERIENCE: Five years of professional administrative work in or affiliated with an education program; experience that includes the interpretation and application of policies and regulations and/or certification policies and procedures is desired. 

*Prior supervisory experience is required.  

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


Previous supervisory experience required; knowledge of major trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting educator certification; skill in the use of standard office software; skill in the assessment of credentials and experience in the interpretation and application of standards, regulations, and policies; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; ability to manage high volume and multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.


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 submit your application by March 15, 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.

It 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 Supervisor, Chief of Educator Certification # 039727, Jobaps # 19-005057-0003.

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.