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Director of Finance & Legislation for Career Programs

Recruitment #19-005059-0002


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 24

Annual Salary Range: $77,725 - $101,194


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a management position that reports directly to the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Career and College Readiness. The Director is responsible for (1) financial planning, budgeting, and managing grants for career and technical education (CTE); (2) leading state and federal audit reconciliation; (3) implementing federal and state legislation, regulation, and policy for CTE, workforce, and education initiatives; and (4) supporting the development and implementation for the strategic direction for the Division.


The Director of Finance and Legislative is responsible for fiscal management of the Division and leads the implementation of laws, regulation, and policy that govern CTE. This includes distributing and monitoring state and federal funds; monitoring the implementation of career programs of study; providing technical assistance to grant recipients; leading CTE meetings for local school system directors and community college points of contact; and managing a team.


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

EXPERIENCE: Six years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services. One year of experience supervising professional education program staff is also required.


  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. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher 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 (1) year of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


One Year of leadership experience in Career and Technology Education.


Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and issues impacting career and technical education; knowledge of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and Code of Maryland Regulation 13A.04.02; knowledge of effective fiscal management practices; skill in organizing and managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders; and ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.


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 Qualified, Better Qualified and Best Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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.

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 Manager II – Director of Finance and Legislation for Career Programs #039629 (JobAps #19-005059-0002). 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 are available upon request.