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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Spec Birth-Grade 5

Recruitment #20-005055-0011

Introduction



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

State Salary Grade 21
Annual Salary Range:  $64,565 - $84,198 (with progression to $103,661)  
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual professional position providing leadership and oversight for Maryland’s Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL) program and is responsible for providing supervision, technical assistance, and monitoring in all matters pertaining to the birth through grade 5 components of grant implementation.

POSITION DUTIES

The position oversees the implementation of the birth through grade 5 SRCL grant goals, provides support and technical assistance to local school systems in the implementation of their SRCL grant projects, monitors the fidelity of implementation of evidence based practices, and collects and shares data on the effectiveness of the projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program. 

Notes:   

1.       Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.

2.        Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position option may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3.       The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education.

4.       Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience providing support and technical assistance in a local school system in the implementation of birth through grade 5 SRCL grant projects or in the implementation of a federal or state grant. Certification as a Reading Specialist is preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and the Maryland Comprehensive Literacy Plan; knowledge of curriculum and evidence-based instructional practices in ELA; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs; skill in developing and presenting staff development programs; ability to interpret and apply principles and policies governing ELA education programs; 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.

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.

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or marylandpublicschools.org). 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 – Education Program Specialist I, Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Specialist Birth-Grade 5. Position #334062 (JobAps 20-005055-0011) 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 www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/OHR/Employment.aspx.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.