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*Repost* Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainee MSDE

Recruitment #22-005004-0003


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.

The Division of Early Childhood Development will have both permanent and contractual vacancies for the State of Maryland. This recruitment is to fill the permanent positions. If you are open to interviewing for permanent and contractual positions, you must apply to both.


State of Maryland Salary Grade 13 $ 55,656 - Bargaining Unit "F"

After 1 year of training and successful completion of the probationary period, the salary will increase to Grade 15/ Step 9 $63,187 (Salary figures effective Nov. 1, 2022).


This is a statewide regional recruitment to fill multiple positions as well as future vacancies for the following areas: 

- Baltimore Metro Area - [Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel, Harford/Cecil, Howard/Carroll]
- Eastern Shore- [Upper and Lower Shore including Queen Anne's, Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Caroline, Dorchester]
- Western MD- [Frederick, Washington, Alleghany, Garrett]
- DC Metro Area [Montgomery, Prince Georges]
- Southern MD [Calvert, Charles, St Mary's]

Please select only the county/s that you are willing to work. Please DO NOT select all.

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to support the Office of Child Care’s goal of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children in child care settings outside their own homes through the licensure of child care centers, the issuance of Letters of Compliance to certain religious child care programs, the registration of family day care homes, and the approval of nonpublic nursery schools and the investigation of complaints lodged against legitimate and illegal child care providers.


The main purpose of the position is to support the Office of Child Care’s goal of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children in child care settings outside their own homes through the licensure of child care centers, the issuance of Letters of Compliance to certain religious child care programs, the registration of family day care homes, and the approval of nonpublic nursery schools and the investigation of complaints lodged against legitimate and illegal child care providers.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields of study from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: None 

  1. Possession of an associate’s degree in early childhood development, teacher education, sociology, psychology or related fields of study, and two years of work experience in early childhood education or child care settings, including but not limited to inspecting, licensing, teaching, mentoring within child care centers, family child care homes or nonpublic nursery schools may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 
  2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section2-104.


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

  •  Microsoft Office Suite experience  
  •  Experience communicating with customers of diverse backgrounds 
  •  Experience using data systems


Applicants for this classification must consent to State Police and Child Protective Services (CPS)Investigations/Background Checks as a routine procedure for all employees required to work with Child Care Services Facilities. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


This position requires a Valid Driver's License because you may need to drive a State vehicle and/or your personal vehicle to site visits.


Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment 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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.  



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 or 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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