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Title I Fiscal Specialist

Recruitment #21-005055-0012


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 21
Annual Salary Range: $65,857 - $85,882 (with progression to $105,735)


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

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide fiscal support to the Title I office in the fiscal oversight of federal and state grants administered in the office. The Fiscal Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, reporting, and directing the fiscal operations related to all Title I grants. This is a professional position providing leadership and support in the implementation of effective practices and federal and state laws, regulations, and policies that govern Title I and is responsible for supporting (1) grants management (2) program implementation (3) the implementation of Title I priorities aimed at accelerating student achievement. The Specialist will support functions including but not limited to budgets and fiscal controls. Financial Management Information System (FMIS) access, and tracking expenditures, training and advising clerical/professional support staff with creating and maintaining budgets.


The Program Fiscal Specialist is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to local school systems and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations associated with Title I Part A, C D and other federal and state grants administered by the Title I office; includes managing federal Title I grants; supporting the development of Title I programs; monitoring the implementation of Title I programs; providing technical assistance to grant recipients; facilitating statewide meetings for local school systems, collaborating with representatives from stakeholder groups to inform the continuous improvement of Title I . The position will monitor and keep track of fiscal components of assigned Title I and ESEA programs and provide support to identified school systems on the fiscal requirements of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In addition, the specialist will have responsibilities in the implementation of Maryland’s Title I grant program with identified schools and school systems. Support will be given to the Director and Education Program Supervisors in the design and development of processes and materials to support the activities of the office. The Specialist will have responsibilities for providing technical assistance to Title I schools and systems to implement strategies, programs and fiscal practices that support improved student performance.


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of coursework in Education, Education Administration/Supervision, Educational Research, Education Policy .
EXPERIENCE:  Experience in or affiliated with an education program, including two years of experience coordinating or administering an education program directly related to the position;  One year of experience with preparing and monitoring operational budgets, fiscal management, and/or performing financial / compliance audits of a state agency, grantee, business or other entity. 


  1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree. 
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


One year of experience with Title I or other federal or state grants management, or state or local-level education program administration.


-  Fiscal experience in or affiliated with education programs 

- Knowledge of State and Federal laws, regulations, policies, and issues governing education programs specifically Title I, Part A, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the amended Every Student Achieves Act of 2015

- Experience in or affiliated with an education program, including two years of experience coordinating or administering an education program directly related to the position

- Experience in planning and delivering technical assistance,providing staff development and guidance to local school systems and external stakeholders
- Experience in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs

- Experience in organizing and managing multiple tasks and timelines; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


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.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by June 18, 2021.


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  - Education Program Specialist I, Title I Fiscal Specialist #039676, JobAps #21-005055-0012  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.

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