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MD EXCELS - Quality Assurance Specialists *several positions*

Recruitment #21-005297-0001


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 MD Standard Salary Grade 16


Howard County
3300 North Ridge Road Suite 190
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Carroll County 
1643 Liberty Road, Suite 205
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional contractual positions responsible for providing technical assistance, support and coordination of services to early care and education programs, including licensed child care centers, registered family child care homes, Head Start and Public Pre-K programs throughout the State of Maryland.


Provides technical assistance to participating programs; coordinates efforts with licensing offices and regional child care resource and referral offices; Conducts on-site consultation visits provides information on Maryland EXCELS program standards; verifies the accuracy of Maryland EXCELS ratings; determines qualifications of child care center staff per the regulatory requirements specified by COMAR; assesses Maryland EXCELS standards with regard to regulatory compliance and quality improvement; makes recommendations for additional technical assistance or training through the Child Care Resource Center Network.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood or Elementary Education Administration or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an early childhood education program. Previous experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care facilities are preferred.


One year of experience with Microsoft Office Suite & Google Documents.


  • Experience Creating and Presenting Training
  • Experience working with Community Engagement Groups
  • Experience as a Coach or Mentor


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 employment (eligible) list for one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the supplemental questions (if required).

 It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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.


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. 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  - Staff Specialist II –  (JobAps #21-005297-0001). 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


Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request