Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps


Recruitment #21-005004-0004


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.

The Division of Early Childhood Development will have both permanent and contractual vacancies for the State of Maryland. This recruitment is to fill the contractual positions. If you are open to interviewing for permanent and contractual positions, you must apply to both.  


State of Maryland Salary Grade 13 - Bargaining Unit "F"


This is a statewide regional recruitment to fill multiple positions as well as future vacancies for the following areas:
- Baltimore Metro Area - [Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel, Harford/Cecil, Howard/Carroll]   
- Eastern Shore- [Upper and Lower Shore including Queen Anne's, Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Caroline, Dorchester]  
- Western MD- [Frederick, Washington, Alleghany, Garrett]  
- DC Metro Area [Montgomery, Prince Georges]
- Southern MD [ Calvert, Charles, St Mary's]
Please select only the county/s that you are willing to work. Please DO NOT select all.

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to support the Office of Child Care’s goal of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children in child care settings outside their own homes through the licensure of child care centers, the issuance of Letters of Compliance to certain religious child care programs, the registration of family day care homes, and the approval of nonpublic nursery schools and the investigation of complaints lodged against legitimate and illegal child care providers.


  • Learns to process prospective provider applications for child care centers, family child care homes and nonpublic nursery schools to determine eligibility for licensure and/or nonpublic nursery school approval by following established office policies and procedures         
  •  Learns to manage caseload, including use of automated technology systems, to determine provider compliance with applicable Code of Maryland Regulations COMAR 13A.15, COMAR 13A.16, and COMAR 13A.17 by following OCC policies and procedures.      
  • Learns to investigate complaints lodges against licensed, registered and illegal child care providers, and nonpublic nursery schools to determine the validity of allegations by following established office policies and procedures. 
  • Learns to prepare accurate expense reports ensure timely submission in accordance with MSDE procurement policies and procedures.


Education: Bachelors in Child Development, Education, Social Work or Psychology from an accredited four year college or university. 


1. Possession of an Associate's Degree in Early childhood Development, Teacher Education, Sociology or Psychology and two years’ work experience inspecting, Licensing and mentoring child care centers, family child care homes or nonpublic nursery schools may be substitute for a Bachelor's Degree. 

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications: 
  •  Microsoft Office Suite experience  
  •  Experience communicating with customers of diverse backgrounds  
  •  Experience using data systems


Applicants for this classification must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work with Child Care Services Facilities. 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.


This position requires a Valid Driver's License because you may need to drive a State vehicle and/or your personal vehicle to site visits.


Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment 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. The examination will 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.


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.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferredIf you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: 

Maryland State Department of Education   

Office of Human Resources   

C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes   

200 West Baltimore Street   

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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. Please DO NOT submit any unsolicited materials and/ or documents. 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 Of Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainee (JobAps#: 21-005004-0004). 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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.