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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST II

Education Information Technology Analyst

Recruitment #21-005056-0001

Introduction



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.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 22
 Annual Salary Range: $70,280 - $91,605 (with progression to $112,848) 

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as liaison between the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Instructional Technology and the Local School Systems’ eLearning community in carrying out MSDE’s program objectives as they relate to cyber security and data governance in education systems.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides direct, specialized technical assistance, outreach and support across the Department, focusing on compliance monitoring, process improvement, curriculum development, training, and education application development; leads and coordinates technical assistance across the Department to address division-specific information technology (IT) issues; develops outreach plans to provide support and develop systems to achieve education program goals; evaluates and improves division-specific education program effectiveness, needs and objectives as they relate to IT; collaborates with IT Advisory Council members to develop education-specific technology training to support new hire onboarding, employees, and employee off-boarding protocols as they relate to IT; compiles existing web-based training modules in Learning Management Systems (LMS), for use in new hire orientation and ongoing training, develops web-based training, and provides hands on training as needed; reviews the Department’s Technical Request for Proposals (TORFPs) for IT best practices and serves as the POC across the Department on requests for IT procurement, vetting requests prior to submission to the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Intake process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in education, professional learning, curriculum, assessment, or a related field.  Course work in an Information Technology area preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) or more years of professional, administrative, or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program or a related field; this experience to include two (2) or more years of experience providing and organizing education-based information technology/eLearning support for district or school-wide learning.

NOTES:
  1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree. 
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.
  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 Office of Human Resource Management of the Department of Education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of professional experience coordinating or administering education-based e-learning Information Technology Systems.

*Applicants must satisfy the selective qualifications to be considered*

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of current practices regarding education technology, application  requirements and content; knowledge of eLearning concepts including Web Content Accessibility; skill with evaluating user needs and identifying technology solutions; skill using software and hardware resources; skill in developing and presenting professional development programs; ability establish and maintain  effective working relationships and collaborate with local school systems and education staff for identifying, procuring and coordinating IT education resources; ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible 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.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 14, 2021 - Open until filled.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). 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 II, Education Information Technology Analyst #0039516 (JobAps #21-005056-0001). 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 http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


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