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Contractual Position

Recruitment #22-001362-0095


This is a twelve-month secretarial position for the IEP team at the Maryland School for the Deaf.

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us to support the education of the children at MSD.




MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Provide direct administrative support to the Director of IEP Services in the performance of their campus-wide duties and responsibilities and represent them in daily interactions with staff, students, parents, and other agencies.


This position will provide support to the Director of IEP Services. Prioritize and direct all communications (e-mail, phone, mail, internal notes/memos, etc.) to and from the IEP office. Create and manage the IEP calendar for the Frederick campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf with occasional support provided to the Columbia campus. Schedule individual IEP meetings and communicate as needed to all participants of the meetings including families, staff, county LEAs, and additional outside agencies. Schedule, contact, cancel, arrange, and bill agencies for Foreign Language and ASL interpreters as needed. Maintain IEP files. Serve and support the Director of IEP Services and support the IEP Coordinators. Collaborate with the offices of the school Superintendent and the campus principals. Assist in the functions of the office to maintain compliance with federal, state, and school expectations. May be asked to assume other duties by the Director of Student Support Services or the Director of IEP Services.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years performing secretarial or clerical work involving typing duties.

1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


Able to carry a conversation in American Sign Language.

Experience with iCloud storage, spreadsheets, and filing.

Able to use a video phone.

Experience working in a school setting or experience working with special education documents.


Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard of a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568.)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to the list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time. The preferred method to receive additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are 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.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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