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CHILD CARE LICENSING SPECIALIST LEAD MSDE

Recruitment #22-000892-0002

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 recruitment is a promotional opportunity for current MSDE, Division of Early Child Care,  Office of Child Care Licensing only.**

GRADE

State of MD Salary Grade ASTD16

LOCATION OF POSITION

The following Child Care Regional Offices have promotional opportunities: 
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Prince George's County
  • Montgomery County
  • Upper Shore MD (covers the following counties-Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, Queen Anne's, and Caroline)
  • Frederick County
  • Carroll County

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the Lead Child Care Licensing Specialist responsible for inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child care facilities, family day care homes, and non-public nursery schools, and is responsible for the provision of quality child education development programs and enforcing child care regulations.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Trains lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE and provides advice and guidance in the resolution of complex or sensitive issues surrounding the inspection, registration and licensure of child care facilities; 
  • Processes applications for child care centers, family child care home, and nonpublic nursery schools to include reviews of criminal and CPS backgrounds and educational qualifications of prospective and current caregivers; inspections of the child care facilities; and recommending approval or denial of same. 
  • Manage caseload, recommend enforcement actions and conduct enforcement activity as needed.  
  • Assigns, reviews and approves the work of Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE as instructed by Supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor's degree in child development, education, social work or psychology from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools.

Notes:

1. An Associate of Arts degree in early childhood development, teacher education, sociology or psychology and two years work experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools may be substituted for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute graduate education in a Child Development curriculum at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

**This recruitment is a promotional opportunity for current MSDE, Division of Early Child Care,  Office of Child Care Licensing only.**

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.  Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Person appointed to position in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle including a car, five-passenger van, and a 12-passenger van. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the
applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-333-8950 or mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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