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Lead Childcare Subsidy Quality Assurance Manager

Recruitment #19-005292-0001




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 19 Standard Salary Schedule

$54,257 - $79,253


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a lead professional position responsible for assisting with the management of the Office of Child Care, Child Care Subsidy Branch and for providing lead assistance for drafting regulations and policy, providing technical assistance to social services and monitoring oversight of program performance.


Provides lead technical assistance for analyzing, interpreting & developing regulations, policies & statutes; prepares annual reports; supervises staff & assigns, schedules & executes work related to program monitoring, the Child Care Automated Tracking Systems (CCATS), & correspondence to stakeholders; oversees & conducts training for local departments of social services & the approved vendor for Child Care Subsidy services; manages quality procedures, progress & financial resources; recommends improvements & initiates changes; develops & monitors productive relationships with constituents; represents department on various task forces & committees.


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

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional administrative experience working with child care, child care subsidy program rules & regulations or a related area. Testing child care subsidy enhancements for (CCATS). Drafting of policies, procedures & practices for child care subsidy programs & providing training. Determining child care subsidy eligibility. Two (2) years supervisory experience required; overseeing eligibility determination specialists preferred.  

NOTE:  Additional experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-to-year basis for up to six years.


Knowledge of child care subsidy or similar programs; knowledge of CCATS or similar Tracking Systems; skill in program evaluation & improvement regarding policy & procedures; skill managing multiple tasks & projects; skill developing & initiating policies & procedures & presenting recommendations clearly & concisely; ability to exercise good judgment & discretion with the interpretation & application of division policies & procedures; ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with various levels of staff & the public; ability to communicate effectively both verbally & in writing; ability to exercise leadership, initiative & sound judgment in making decisions.


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 February 8, 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  - Staff Specialist IV, Lead Childcare Subsidy Quality Assurance Manager - Division of Early Childhood, Child Care Subsidy Branch - Position # 039550, Jobaps # 19-005292-0001.

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