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TEACHER ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Recruitment #20-005897-0002

Introduction

The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 DOL.

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

These positions are located inside of a Correctional Facility:

Hagerstown, MD - Washington County

Cumberland. MD - Allegany County

Church Hill, MD - Queen Anne's County

Jessup, MD - Anne Arundel County/ Howard County

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore City 

Westover, MD - Somerset County

Please indicate the county in which you are willing to work on your application.

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.

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 will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.  Employees are required to 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

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Selected candidates will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Labor
Office of Administration

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at erin.alston1@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them 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.