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Child Care Compliance Officer

Recruitment #19-006071-0001




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 15 Standard Salary Schedule

$42,186 - $61,059


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the lead compliance expert that assists the Office of Child Care, regional & central staff in investigations & resolution of fingerprinting requirements for all child care providers & child care provider applicants. Conducts criminal background investigations based off the background check information received & communicates with regional licensing offices on issues regarding the criminal background checks; while supporting their efforts to manage all regulatory activity involved in the licensure of child care centers.


Conducts criminal background investigations on behalf of the regional offices; reviews documents prepared by regional office staff for recommended enforcement action prior to submission to the Office of the Attorney General; conducts further investigations if appropriate & necessary related to child care provider prosecutions in cooperation with the Attorney General’s office; advises Regional Managers regarding regulatory & policy issues related to legal & illegal child care enforcement matters; provides guidance for investigations; develops & maintains licensing/registration manuals, forms & other resource material for use by licensing staff & consumers; reviews regulations & policies; & recommends changes as needed.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law or related field from an accredited college or university.  

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years experience in administrative or professional work.


1.       Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.       Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3.       Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


Knowledge of local, State and/or federal law and regulations; ability to interpret regulations; skill in the practice of conducting investigations in a legal & ethical manner; skill in gathering & securing sensitive information; skill in determining the relevance of information obtained in an investigation; skill in the preparation of clear, accurate & detailed reports; ability to schedule work to effectively meet deadlines; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Previous experience working in law enforcement, conducting investigations, researching & applying regulations, regulatory processes & user manuals is 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 submit your application by January 25, 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 selective 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.  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  - Administrative Officer III, Compliance Officer - Division of Early Childhood Development, Position # 039702, Jobaps # 19-006071-0001.

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