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Recruitment #22-005055-0014



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:  $66,516 - $86,741 (with progression to $108,929) 



Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building 

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for serving as a liaison to provider agencies throughout Maryland and as a technical specialist for the implementation, quality assurance, and expansion of the Autism Waiver.


Support the Department and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) in the implementation of the quality assurance program for the provision of Medicaid services for children on the Autism Waiver (AW) per COMAR 10.09.56 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Application for the AW.  Analyze Medicaid paid claims, select sample size and records for review, prepare monitoring tracking spreadsheets, and ensure Provider Interagency Medicaid Monitoring Team (PIMMT) is prepared for monitoring reviews.  Provide technical assistance and require corrective action plans (CAP) from providers, as appropriate for compliance related issues. Track submission of CAPs, approve CAPs, and follow-up to ensure identified issues are resolved.  Develop draft guidance, transmittals, and regulations to ensure program implementation in compliance with State and federal regulations and requirements.  Research and prepare briefings, legislative responses, evidence-based reports, and materials for MSDE program improvement initiatives and/or appeals as requested.


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or higher in Social Work, Public Health, Business Administration, or other related field.  

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years professional administrative and/or supervisory experience in conducting quality assurance reviews and training in a public health, special education, or  program serving individuals with disabilities including individuals on the Autism Spectrum.


  1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted 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 of the Department of Education.
  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 with Medicaid services or Home and Community Based Waivers.


Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues governing programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); knowledge of financial issues and budget analysis of educational programs; knowledge of implementing, monitoring, and program evaluation; knowledge of Maryland’s 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver for Children with ASD; skill in maintaining effective working relationships; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations governing AW programs; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses and reports.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet 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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.  

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.  

The assessment may 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. 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.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

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, Autism Waiver Provider Liaison #216133  (JobAps # 22-005055-0014). 

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.   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.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at        

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible 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.  

For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 31, 2022.

The Maryland State Department of Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

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