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Data System Security Analysis

Recruitment #20-004499-0011


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 16 Standard Salary Schedule
Salary Range $46,942 - $60,785 (with progression to $74,933)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building 
200 West Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Data Security Analyst for the Division of Early Childhood data systems and is responsible for assuring that system roles are functioning as defined in the data system security matrix and for reviewing all data system security applications and records to ensure compliance with security roles.  This position provides desktop and software application support for end users.


Monitors data content and access and maintains copies of all applications and logs recording all data regarding applicant, contact information and location; Generates and submits reports to the Lead IT Functional Analyst; assists the Lead IT Functional Analyst in conducting monthly tests of security role functionality; analyzes and recommends modifications and assists technical programmer analysts in the design, development and testing of the data application system and with corrections or enhancements; diagnoses and corrects problems with computers hardware and software; reviews error codes and determines the appropriate correction; assists with setting up hardware and installing all needed software for End Users.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Information Technology or other related field with specific coursework in the structure and use of automated information systems.

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe computers or large client server platforms.

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and two additional years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe or large client server platforms may be substituted for the required education. 
  2. Experience responding to and resolving help desk calls from users of computers, or operating computer equipment for the purpose of data entry, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database or other applications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


One year of experience with data system oversight.


Knowledge of information systems architecture and data security; Knowledge of data systems; knowledge of protocols and use of meta data; knowledge of the principals and practices of systems analysis and design; skill analyzing and resolving system and application problems; skill in end user training on the functionality of applications; skill in applying inductive and deductive reasoning to reach logical solutions to complex application system problems;; ability to communicate effectively when establishing user requirements and deliverables; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system users, vendors, computer operations personnel, programmers and technical support staff.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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.




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.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps. On-line applications (and resumes) are the required 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 IT Functional Analyst II – Data System Security Analysis #031927 (JobAps# 20-004499-0011). 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 are available upon request.

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