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Education Research & Evaluation Specialist


Recruitment #22-002604-0002


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 of Maryland Salary Grade 17- STD


200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to: a. Develop, apply, monitor, maintain, and evaluate Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan, including data analysis and reporting. b. Provide compliance with national psychometric standards and adhere to nationally recognized conventions of scientific research and evaluation. c. Conduct statistical analyses related to programs in and outside of the Division of Early Childhood. d. Oversee and ensure the timely posting of data reports as needed. e. Provide technical assistance to Division personnel with respect to data collection, analysis, and reporting of data; f. Research, analyze, and report on laws, regulations, and best practices pertinent to Division goals, operations, initiatives, or plans; and g. Assist in data analysis and other requests for the Division’s Research Advisory Group.


Data Analysis and Reporting:
Identifies, collects, processes, analyzes, reports and posts data pertinent to the Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan. Provides technical assistance to the Division, the Department, and state stakeholders regarding the reporting and use of early childhood data.
System Development and Evaluation:     
Designs and develops methodologies for research and evaluation projects related to Maryland’s prenatal to age eight strategic plan. Submits written findings, recommendations, and related reports to Assistant Superintendent or designee.  Advises Division personnel, MSDE, and state stakeholders on the use of data and research methodologies.  
Policy Research:
Conducts research and evaluation on Division projects as needed.  Assists in activities related to the Division’s Research Advisory Group.


Education:   A Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university including fifteen credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.

Experience: Three years of experience in statistical research after the possession of the Doctorate degree.


Education:   A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university including nine credit hours in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.

Experience: Six years of experience in statistical research after the possession of the Master’s degree.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience. 


  • Knowledge and understanding of research methodology, principles and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling theory and measurement theory and procedures of the principals involved in designing and executing statistical research studies in education or public administration;   
  • Ability to design and direct research projects of considerable scope and complexity;  
  • Ability to administer statistical divisions including selection;  
  • Orientation, training and supervision of sizeable numbers of subordinate professional and nonprofessional employees;   
  •  Ability to interpret and present statistical findings clearly and concisely, to professional colleagues, administrators, program directors, public officials and the general public;


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to therequirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on yourapplication. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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.


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 emailed  to  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 410-767-0013, 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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