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School Prevention and Intervention (2 positions)

Recruitment #21-005298-0017


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 18
Salary Range: $54,279 to  $70,600  (with progression to $87,106)


7125 Ambassador Road #130

Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244

Main Purpose of Job

The MCSS is a small independent unit of government that provides grant funding, training, and other resources to support schools throughout Maryland. Our Agency Mission is to promote and enhance safer school communities and this position provides administrative direction and oversight, technical knowledge, assistance and support to the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) in the areas of school safety, school administration, violence prevention, student behavior and disciplinary consequences/alternatives, school climate and culture and at-risk student prevention and intervention strategies and services.


The Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for developing, designing, administering and delivering training related to the MCSS mission of collaboration with local school systems, mental health coordinators and law enforcement agencies, state and local government, community organizations and other stakeholders to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to school safety and school emergency preparedness across the State of Maryland.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited University.  Coursework in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Counseling, or related area preferred.   

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience in in School Safety, Emergency Management, Behavioral/Mental Health Counseling, or related area.


Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

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


One year experience in Emergency Management or Behavioral/Mental Health Counseling.


Knowledge of the needs associated with prevention/intervention strategies; knowledge of emergency planning and skill in developing emergency plans; skill in working with Government partners; skill in development, design, administration, coordination and delivery of related training in accomplishing the MCSS mission of collaboration with school systems, mental health agencies, law enforcement agencies and partners Statewide; skill in interpreting policies and procedures, assessing programs, identifying problems, and determining improvements/solutions; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to communicate.


Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Applicants must also consent to a complete criminal and extended background investigation. 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 September 3, 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  - Staff Specialist III, School Prevention and Intervention #316883, 316891 (JobAps # 21-005298-0017). 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.