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TEACHER ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Special Education

Recruitment #21-005897-0004

Introduction

This position could be placed in any classification within the Teacher Series. Salary and exact
classification will be determined following an assessment of the selected candidate's education,
experience and MSDE Certification using the IEPP Salary scale. This is a State-wide recruitment
and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within DLLR throughout
the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the
eligible list. The list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to
any other recruitment of this classification at a different agency.

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI)
7800 House of Correction Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Main Purpose of Job

To provide instructional services to assigned inmate students toward the educational goals as established by their Individualized Educational Program (IEP) in compliance with state and federal guidelines.

POSITION DUTIES

- Provide instruction to assigned special education inmate students which results in their progress toward specific goals as described in their individualized educational program (IEP).
- Maintain all records (special education and general education) in compliance with state and federal laws, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. 
- Prepare written reports to help determine eligibility for special education services; prepare SSIS forms and special education reports monthly.
- Plan and organize time, in advance, to provide for effective special education services and instruction.
- Use approved assessment instruments to determine eligibility for special education services and to determine effectiveness of instruction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: None

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a current MSDE Special Education Certificate.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three (3) years of experience providing classroom instruction to students with at least one year in the area of Special Education.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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 consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required working in State Juvenile Services Facilities.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.  If, once employed, it is determined that the incumbent does not qualify for at least a Conditional Certificate, the incumbent's employment will be terminated. Also, failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate Maryland Teaching Certificate will be the basis for termination of employment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 (60) levels:

Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study. Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops. No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of
Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DIU) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a
result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an
impact on whether or not a candidate id offered employment.

ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES SHALL BE SCREENED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES PRIOR TO
BEING OFFERED A POSITION WHICH CONSISTS OF FINGERPRINTING AND BACKGROUND
INVESTIFATION BY CJIS-CENTRAL REPOSITORY.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate
pages, if necessary) 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 at least one year. Applications
that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview
selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for an
interview.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at brittany.small@maryland.gov. Please provide recruitment number 21-005897-0004 in the subject line. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Labor, Human Resources Office, Room 1010, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Emailed inquiries should reference recruitment number listed in the announcement. If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.