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Maryland EXCELS Quality Assurance Specialists

Recruitment #19-005297-0004





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 16

Annual Salary Range $45,123 - $65,484


1 position available at each location:

MSDE Office of Child Care – Region 4 (Prince George’s County)

807 Brightseat Road

Landover, MD 20785  


MSDE Office of Child Care – Region 10 (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s Counties)

41670 Courthouse Drive

P.O. Box 1709Leonardtown, MD 20650  

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional contractual positions responsible for providing technical assistance, support and coordination of services to early care and education programs, including licensed child care centers, registered family child care homes, Head Start and Public Pre-K programs throughout the State of Maryland.


Provides technical assistance to participating programs; coordinates efforts with licensing offices and regional child care resource and referral offices; Conducts on-site consultation visits provides information on Maryland EXCELS program standards; verifies the accuracy of Maryland EXCELS ratings; determines qualifications of child care center staff per the regulatory requirements specified by COMAR; assesses Maryland EXCELS standards with regard to regulatory compliance and quality improvement;  makes recommendations for additional technical assistance or training through the Child Care Resource Center Network.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood or Elementary Education Administration or a closely related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an early childhood education program. Previous experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care facilities are preferred.


Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies & issues affecting education program improvement & school readiness gaps; knowledge of procedures / practices which ensure safe & sanitary conditions at child care facilities; skill in implementing & monitoring program evaluations; ability to develop & initiate policies / procedures and to present recommendations clearly and concisely; ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing education agencies; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 


Previous experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care facilities are preferred.


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 June 14, 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 (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. On-line applications 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. 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  - Staff Specialist II, Maryland EXCELS Quality Assurance Specialists ctr # 107030 (Prince George’s County)  and ctr # 103564 (Southern MD) JobAps#19-005297-0004.

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