Special Education Early Childhood Performance Specialist
Education Program Specialist I
|Department||MSDE - Division of Spec Educ/Early Intervent Svcs|
|Date Opened||3/17/2023 4:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||6/30/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$77,204.00 - $119,591.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Daniel Otakie|
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.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Identifies, designs, and conducts technical assistance activities, including resource development, on evidence-based practices, models, and approaches
- Designs and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of resources supporting access to and participation in natural and least restrictive environments
- Develops and coordinates professional development of data analysis methods for local birth through five program improvement planning
- Provides professional development and technical assistance to LITPs and LEAs on the implementation of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process and the Comprehensive Assessment System
- Reports on successful programmatic support and technical assistance activities for implementing Maryland’s birth through five system of services and narrowing the school readiness performance gap
- Reviews and monitors the programmatic components of assigned competitive and non-competitive federal and State-funded grants that support Maryland’s seamless birth through five comprehensive system of coordinated services
- Monitors the programmatic components of assigned grants for which the Early Education Section, Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance Branch
- Assists with the coordination of the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program system of Suitable Qualifications
- Provides support and technical assistance for the implementation of Maryland’s Birth through Five system of services
- Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education.
- Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree at an accredited college or university in a field related to the position for one year of the required experience.
- 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.
- 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Knowledge of local Infants and Toddlers Programs (LITPs)
- Knowledge of IDEA, Part B Section 619 and Part C regulations and requirements
- Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues governing early intervention and special education programs
- Skill collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data for program improvement
- Skill in maintaining effective working relationships
- Skill developing written programmatic resources and policy guidance
- ability to manage multiple tasks
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
- Ability to communicate clearly & effectively both orally & in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses & reports.