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Education Program Specialist I

Recruitment #22-005055-0007


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 Salary Grade 21
Annual Salary Range: $74,344.00 - $119,591


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides strategic direction in education compliance data management to ensure delivery of the Department’s data and reporting needs under the Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA), Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER), and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. This position provides leadership and technical expertise to support the development, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the Department’s data collections and reporting program. This position provides leadership in the communication of policies, procedures, and guidelines to internal and external stakeholders to support the education compliance program.


Provides management, analysis, and reporting of education data and maintains SAS databases in support of the MSDE Office of Performance Reporting and Accountability program initiatives. As such: acquires education data from the MSDE data warehouse; designs, creates, and manages datasets; writes computer programs to organize and clean data acquired by local school systems to create valid datasets; analyzes data; interprets and summarizes data analysis findings through written reports; supports accountability data analysis and reporting; prepares datasets and reports in response to legislator and general public inquires.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of data collection, management and analysis experience. Experience in or affiliated with an education program is preferred; this experience to include providing technical assistance related to the collection of education related data. SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) is desired.


1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for one year of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


One year experience writing computer programs used for data cleaning, data management, and data reporting.


Knowledge of educational accountability programs; experience creating and managing data collection systems; experience working with sensitive data; skill in data management and analysis (SAS desired); skill in interpreting and summarizing research findings; skill in providing technical guidance to internal and external teams; skill in maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external teams; skill in managing timelines and deadlines; ability to analyze complex program issues and to recommend solutions; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.



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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  - Education Program Specialist I, Data Analyst #040678 (JobAps# 22-005055-0007).  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.

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