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Disability Determination Support Services Operations

Recruitment #21-005477-0017


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 20 Standard Salary Schedule
Annual Salary Range: $61,725 - $80,437 (with progression to $99,103)


211 Schilling Circle, Suite 100
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership, direction and coordination plan, coordinate and overseeing support services at the Disability Determination Services of Maryland in the areas of fiscal management, mailroom, reception area, case control, security and office facilities management.


Leads, directs and coordinate all agency financial activities in accordance with the Federal and State Fiscal Regulations and policies.  Ensure all Agency financial records comply with federal and state laws and maintain documentation for audit trails. Represent agency during all state and federal audits. Ensure interpretation of and compliance with State procurement or contract laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Review, analyze and interpret accounting systems, records and reports.  Prepare both state and federal budgets. Monitor medical encumbrances, expenditures and special funds as mandated by SSA.  Oversee agency’s spending plans and Monthly Obligation Reports as directed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Provide agency financial status, work power usage, and recommend initiatives to the Director.  Review and prepare procurement specifications for contracts or bids for outside service.  Directs and coordinates activities of Support Service components of the DDS. Provide supervision directly and coordinate activities in all support areas. Act on behalf of the director when absent, Attend State, Regional and National SSA management meetings when called upon.  Serve on the DDS Administrative Staff and the DDS Executive Staff.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree is required; course work in Management, Accounting or Business Administration is desirable.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of management experience in fiscal management, procurement or in security and office management. Three (3) years of the required experience must have included experience with security and office facilities management, procurement, FMIS, interpreting and applying Maryland State and federal laws, policies, regulations and rules.


Knowledge of Federal and State Fiscal Regulations and policies; Knowledge of federal and state audits; Knowledge of state procurement or contract laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Knowledge to review procurement specifications for contracts and or bids for outside service; Knowledge to review, analyze and interpret accounting systems, records and reports; Knowledge to prepare state and federal budgets; Knowledge of security and facilities management; Ability to develop and initiate policies and procedures and to present recommendations clearly and concisely; Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of office policies and procedures; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various public, vendors, staff etc.. and communicate effectively; Ability to exercise leadership, initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  Individuals selected for positions with the Maryland State Department of Education's Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete Tier 2 federal background investigation.  A suitability determination by the Social Security Administration is necessary to determine whether an employee can be issued credentials in order to have access to Social Security disability data, records, and systems. 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. 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 Program Manger II – Disability Determination Services Support Services Operations Director - position 040308 (JobAps# 21-005477-0017). 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.

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