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Education Research & Evaluation Specialist **REPOST**

Recruitment #21-002604-0004


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 of Maryland Salary Grade 17


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

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to: a. Develop, apply, monitor, maintain, and evaluate Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan, including data analysis and reporting. b. Provide compliance with national psychometric standards and adhere to nationally recognized conventions of scientific research and evaluation. c. Conduct statistical analyses related to programs in and outside of the Division of Early Childhood. d. Oversee and ensure the timely posting of data reports as needed. e. Provide technical assistance to Division personnel with respect to data collection, analysis, and reporting of data; f. Research, analyze, and report on laws, regulations, and best practices pertinent to Division goals, operations, initiatives, or plans; and g. Assist in data analysis and other requests for the Division’s Research Advisory Group.


Data Analysis and Reporting:
Identifies, collects, processes, analyzes, reports and posts data pertinent to the Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan. Provides technical assistance to the Division, the Department, and state stakeholders regarding the reporting and use of early childhood data. 
System Development and Evaluation:    
Designs and develops methodologies for research and evaluation projects related to Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan. Submits written findings, recommendations, and related reports to Assistant Superintendent or designee.  Advises Division personnel, MSDE, and state stakeholders on the use of data and research methodologies. 
Policy Research:      
Conducts research and evaluation on Division projects as needed.  Assists in activities related to the Division’s Research Advisory Group.


Education:   A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university including nine credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.

Experience: Three years of experience in statistical research.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience. 


  • Knowledge and understanding of research methodology, principles and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling theory and measurement theory and procedures of the principles involved in designing and executing statistical research studies in education or public administration;  
  • Ability to design and direct research projects of considerable scope and complexity; 
  • Ability to administer statistical divisions including selection; 
  • Orientation, training and supervision of sizeable numbers of subordinate professional and nonprofessional employees;  
  • Ability to interpret and present statistical findings clearly and concisely, to professional colleagues, administrators, program directors, public officials and the general public;


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Maryland State Department of Education  

Office of Human Resources C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes  

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201


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.


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. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload your document(s) by electronic means with the submission of your application.


However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-333-8950 (providing a cover sheet with the following: each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application Research Statistician IV- [JobAps#: 21-002604-0004). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. 

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.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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