EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
Early Childhood Systems Specialist
|Department||MSDE - Division of Early Childhood Development|
|Date Opened||2/17/2021 1:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/3/2021 1:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$65,857.00 - $105,735.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Marcia Cooper-stokes|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
This is a contractual position responsible for providing technical assistance & program support to the Assistant State Superintendent within the Division of Early Childhood and the Director of the Preschool Development Grant Birth -5 (PDG B-5) in the areas of birth to 8 early childhood systems and initiatives; meeting the needs of vulnerable populations, as well as multilingual young children and their families; consulting with other branches and offices within the division, other MSDE division, and public/private organizations regarding birth to 8 coordinated services.
Research, analyze & make recommendations on administrative, management & procedural practices; write logical, comprehensive, concise reports & correspondence; handle confidential/sensitive information & exercise discretion concerning its disposition; review & assist in the development of monitoring policies & programs, including birth through 8 early childhood systems & initiatives; identify program needs regarding the transition of young children across early childhood programs & into public school; research, collaborate & evaluate best practices/strategies within the birth-8 state system; monitor programmatic & fiscal progress of grantees in accordance with state approved procurement policies & procedures; conduct on-site visits of programs & apply related federal laws, state laws; provide technical assistance to grantees & early childhood programs; consult with public/private organizations regarding program monitoring & accounting policies; and represent the Division of Early Childhood to internal and external stakeholders.
1 year of experience in grant monitoring, administration and implementation on either a State, Federal, or Local level
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in project management and interpreting educational policy
- Experience in budget management
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus, but not required
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.