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Branch Chief, Resource Management & Monitoring

Education Program Manager II

Recruitment #22-005059-0004


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 24
Annual Salary Range: $90,418 - $127,038 (with progression to $145,417)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a supervisory position responsible for providing leadership and support for programmatic, fiscal, and budgetary accountability and technical assistance in the area of grant development, management, and administration.


Provides general supervision and oversight to grant specialists in their fiscal and programmatic support and technical assistance to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), local Infants and Toddlers Programs (LITPs), public agencies (PAs), Non-Local School System Agencies (Non-LSSs), and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) in the administration of grants; assures implementation of cost principles and administrative and audit requirements that support public agency efforts to improve school and student performance and specifically to lower the achievement gap for students with disabilities; supervises the Nonpublic Special Education Section, which manages nonpublic special education rate setting, the nonpublic tuition assistance program, public-private partnerships, related parent and professional publications, and statewide technical assistance to LEAs.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Special Education, or Master’s Degree in Accounting or a related financial field.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in a leadership role in special education within a public school system. Five (5) years of experience in a leadership or supervisory role in the field of accounting, or related areas such as budget or grant management is acceptable in place of special education experience. Experience in the role of Director or Coordinator of Special Education is preferred.
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


Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and State and federal special education regulations, specifically those related to the compliance and management of federal IDEA grants; knowledge of general fiscal procedures, specifically grant related fiscal management; skill in supervising and evaluating professional and support staff; ability to analyze and respond to systemic procedural needs and organizational change; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.


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.



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 410-767-0019, 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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