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TEACHER ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Adult Basic Education Teacher/ ESL (english as a second language)

Recruitment #19-005897-0001

Introduction

The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position to build an applicant pool for current and anticipated position vacancies.  This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the administration of education for residents of a correctional facility. This is an Agency specific recruitment for  this specific classification and function only with DLLR.

This position could be placed in any classification within the Teacher Series. Salary and exact classification will be determined following an assessment of the selected candidate's education and MSDE Certification using the IEPP Salary Scale.  

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Correctional Facilities:

Eastern Region - Cecil County, Wicomico County

Central Region - Baltimore, Howard County

Western Region - Washington County, Allegany County

 

Main Purpose of Job

These positions work teaching one or more subjects to adult students in a facility operated by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service. Work will involve providing academic instruction to incarcerated adults at the basic skills and/or General Educational Development (GED) level with application to vocational, functional living, and employability skills. Employees in these classifications do not supervise other teachers. Employees in these classifications receive general supervision from a Principal or other designated educational administrator. The work of these classes may require travel to various locations for events such as field trips, workshops, seminars and recreational activities.

POSITION DUTIES

Planning, conducting, and assessing classroom instructional activities; coordinating basic skills testing; maintaining educational records; assessing and recording progress toward education learning goals for Adults Basic Literacy, Life Skills, and/or GED; developing and implementing individualized and independent lessons plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: None

**You must upload a current copy of your teacher certification with this application in order to receive credit.**

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Experience teaching in an alternative education setting.

2. Experience teaching adult learners.

3. Experience teaching institutionalized or disadvantaged populations.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

**You must upload a current copy of your teacher certification with this application in order to receive credit.**

Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 (60) levels:

Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study. Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops. No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud.  Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position has been designated by the appointing authority as sensitive in nature. Employees in this position are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation

17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position.  This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting and background investigation by the CJIS-Central Repository.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. DLLR’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland State correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).   

As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process.  Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, DLLR may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.    

SELECTION PROCESS

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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 19-005897-0001
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

email address: Stephanie.dunphy1@maryland.gov    

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.