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Recruitment #22-005057-0003


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


State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $70,983 - $92,522  (with progression to $116,257)



Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief of the Specialized Instruction Section is responsible for the supervision and management of staff responsible for Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards instructional and response to intervention strategies, support of federal grant initiatives, technical assistance and programmatic support related to students with high and low incidence disabilities; provides technical assistance and support to Local School Systems (LSSs) and Public Agencies (PA) to coordinate and facilitate the Maryland Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and the Maryland Online Individualized Education Program (MOIEP) tool and support the achievement of students with disabilities statewide


Supervises Program Specialists who assist LSSs and MSDE in the development, evaluation, implementation, and monitoring of instructional strategies and intervention practices to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities in accordance with the federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and the State Bridge to Excellence (BTE) with regard to student achievement, student growth and gap reduction; provides programmatic and technical assistance and support to PA/lliE/LSSs on competitive and non-competitive Federal Part B Discretionary Grants and pass-through grant funds by coordinating and participating in the design and provision of targeted professional development at the State and local jurisdiction levels for improving the quality and delivery of services and instruction for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families; provides technical assistance and support to LSSs to help coordinate/facilitate aspects of the development of the Maryland IEP form and format, as well as the MOIEP.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Special Education or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education Administration/Supervision, Education, Special Education or a related field. 

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in or affiliated with special education administration programs or services directly related to the position education.


  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 instructional strategies and intervention practices designed to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities.


Knowledge of State & federal laws, regulations, policies, & issues affecting children with disabilities & their families; knowledge of federal grant initiatives, & College & Career-Ready Standards, intervention strategies; skill in staff supervision for providing programmatic support related to students with disabilities; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to interpret & apply laws and regulations; ability to establish & maintain working relationships; ability to communicate clearly & effectively both orally & in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses & 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.



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 Supervisor, Chief of Specialized Instruction #068634  (JobAps # 22-005057-0003). 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

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 June 24, 2022.  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

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