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Section Chief of Special Education Monitoring & Accountability

Recruitment #19-005057-0004



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: $65,901 - $96,222


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional supervisory position responsible for monitoring local public provider agencies and local school systems statewide to ensure compliance & improve results for infants, toddlers, young children, and youth with disabilities & their families, birth to age 21.


Directs Statewide implementation of the Monitoring for Continuous Improvement & Results (MCIR) activities; provides technical assistance, development & coordination of needs assessments & annual plans for professional development; utilizes the statewide data system for disseminating information & evaluating the effectiveness of services to children  & youth with disabilities; coordinates the differentiated monitoring activities assigned to monitoring specialists & consultants; leads on-site monitoring teams in activities that determine public agency compliance with the IDEA & COMAR as it pertains to children with disabilities, Birth – age 21; ensures inter-rater reliability by meeting with monitoring team members to review regulations & determine acceptable limits for verification of appropriate implementation.


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

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of professional administrative experience in or affiliated with special education or early intervention, experience coordinating or administering programs related to services for individuals with disabilities and their families is preferred.  Experience with direct supervision of other professional employees is required.  

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


Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies & issues governing early intervention & special education programs; knowledge of programs that address public & private/non-profit sponsored support services for families that have children with disabilities; skill in collecting & managing data / information; skill in maintaining effective working relationships; skill organizing & managing multiple tasks; ability to establish & maintain harmonious working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate clearly & effectively both orally & in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses & reports.


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 March 22, 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. 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 I, Chief of Special Education Monitoring & Accountability Position# 087624 - (JobAps #19-005057-0004).

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