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ADMINISTRATOR I

Communications Coordinator

Recruitment #21-006094-0002

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.

                                   THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO MSDE EMPLOYEES ONLY

GRADE

STANDARD SALARY SCHEDULE GRADE 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position supports the communications of the Interagency Commission on School Construction with IAC Members, Local Education Agencies, and other stakeholders, including development and formatting of reports, analysis, and responsibility for website content development and edits.

POSITION DUTIES

This position coordinates and supports the communication activities of the agency. The incumbent must be able to analyze, comprehend, and display complex data to produce simplified informational material for a variety of audiences. The employee gathers data, prepares news articles, designs reports, and develops informational materials for internal and external stakeholders. This position is primarily responsible for the management and content development for the agency website at mdschoolconstruction.org. The position enhances and recommends communication strategies to that agency actions are transparent and creates infographics, charts, tables, publications, presentations, and webinars. The position establishes feedback channels, including surveys and other communication mechanisms, to support public and stakeholder satisfaction and continued improvements. The position contributes to monthly IAC meeting agendas and is primarily responsible for materials and communications to support the Workgroup on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities and any other short-term workgroups created by the IAC, the Governor, or the General Assembly. The position serves as quality control for all agency material and ensures that agency developed information sources are accurate, efficient, easy to understand, and effective. The position also coordinates special projects as necessary, including one-time ad-hoc information analysis and reporting. The incumbent researches similar State programs and agencies to maintain a working knowledge of policies and practices both in Maryland and nationwide and advises agency leadership on best research practices and best practices for statistical analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. 

Notes: 
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience

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DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience with web development or website content management systems such as WordPress, SharePoint, Drupal, or others. 

Experience with compiling Data into Adhoc Reports / for Graphs / flow charts

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.  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

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. 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 Administrator I, Communications Coordinator  (JobAps#21-006094-0002). 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.