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MCSS Communication and Multimedia Specialist

Recruitment #21-002588-0055


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.


State Salary Grade 18

Annual Salary Range: $54,279 to 70,600; with potential to make up to 87,106



7125 Ambassador Road #130
Windsor Mill, Maryland  21244

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) is a small independent unit of government that provides grant funding, training, and other resources to support schools throughout Maryland. Our agency mission is to promote and enhance safer school communities, and this position reports directly to the Communication and Engagement Manager. Work ranges from creative to administrative to project-based and includes regular production, design, editing, and development, research, handling of information requests, preparing reports and correspondence, and liaising with a wide range of stakeholders. The position will attend meetings, possess advanced organizational skills, professional digital/multimedia design, production, and editing skills, and demonstrate an ability to think proactively and prioritize work.


The Communication and Multimedia Specialist produces multimedia products for the Maryland Center for School Safety; coordinates and executes the production of high quality live and pre-recorded video and audio packages and impressive digital/print media products; ensures that the information contained within such multimedia packages/products is professionally disseminated to the public through the MCSS website, a diversity of social/digital media platforms, video sharing platforms, email newsletters, and traditional print publications; assists the Communication and Engagement Manager with preparation and provision of media and public relations advisories/requests; conducts research for multimedia packages, memos, and brochures as directed while maintaining and updating the MCSS website and social media pages; conducts research for and provides information to the Communication and Engagement Manager as requested.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


  1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


One (1) year of experience in multimedia production.


Knowledge of the principles of high quality social and digital media products; Skill in oral and written communications; Skill in the production of high quality live and pre-recorded video and audio packages and impressive digital/print media products; Ability to show and tell high-quality, compelling, and relevant multimedia stories, oversee pre-production, production, and post-production tasks to produce live and recorded multimedia programming, expertly shoot/record and edit educational multimedia products independently; ability to develop content that can be repurposed for social media, advertising, and MCSS website; Ability to (1) apply the principles of marketing in the planning and implementation of digital and social media campaigns, (2) present information in a creative, tasteful, brand-conscious, and effective manner, (3) establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, and (4) exercise a degree of creativity and imagination in recommending alternatives for problem solutions; Ability to use social/digital media platforms, video sharing platforms, email newsletters platforms, and traditional print publications; Ability to manage an organizational website; Ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Applicants must also consent to a complete criminal and extended background investigation. 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 (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 - Administrator III – MCSS Communication and Multimedia Specialist - #316894 - (JobAps #21-002588-0055). 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.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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