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Clerical Aide

Contractual Position

Recruitment #19-009471-0002


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Provide administrative support and serve as a member of the team that assists the Assistant Principal at a progressive school for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and assist in the management of the operations of the school.


Manage the office of the Assistant Principal and aide the Assistant Principal in the daily operations of the program.  In addition to supporting the Assistant Principal, this includes serving students, families, teachers, staff and other stakeholders.  Duties include assistance in maintaining program safety and records, and monitoring and maintaining student and staff well-being including attendance, performance reports, and transportation.  This position will also be involved with arranging school functions, preparing and proofreading Assistant Principal’s communications, and coordinating the Assistant Principal’s schedule.  This position with collaborate closely with the Campus Principal’s office, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, and with other programs in the school.  May include communication with outside state and local agencies.  And may be asked to assume other duties as assigned by the Assistant Principal, the School Principal or by the Dean of Student Affairs.


Five years of experience in administrative or professional work.  Strong English writing skills required.


Knowledge of or willingness to learn American Sign Language.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


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.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.