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Child Care Quality Assurance Reviewer


Recruitment #22-005237-0001


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 of Maryland Salary Grade 19


200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to: 1. Utilizes Child Care Automated Tracking System (CCATS), Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Policies and Procedures , other designated Child Care Scholarship (CCS) case management software that interfaces with CCATS and OnBase in order to complete Quality Assurance Reviews; 2. Completes data entry and/or provider payment of CCDF/Federal grant funds; and/or 3. Assists with the completion of assignments and communications, designated as essential by the Child Care Scholarship Branch, required for the payment of Child Care Development Funds (CCDF) or as needed to assist with the CCS Transition-In/Out and the communication of programmatic changes.


 Completes federal grant payments to child care providers through checkwriter processes and researches outcomes and provider inquiries, as needed. Reviews and completes Quality Assurance Reviews  and examines the propriety of Service Level Agreements of the TO Contractor with the goal of ensuring the accuracy of CCDF payments for a budget in excess of 150M; Ensures the propriety of services issued or authorized have been processed in accordance with CCS policies and procedures and the Case Management and Provider Payment Functioning TO Contract and in accordance with the prescribed service level agreements; Completes data entry in CCATS or documentation review in OnBase to authorize or validate the authorization of Child Care Scholarship (CCS) services to CCS Customers or child care providers; Identifies cases that are out of compliance with CCS regulations, Service Level Agreements or guidelines established by the Child Care Scholarship Branch or other governing authorities; Utilizes as appropriate, CCATS, WORD, Excels, external Child Care Systems, other  software etc., to authorize or validate CCS benefits; to develop or use other reports that assist with quality assurance reviews or the completion of assignments designated by the Child Care Scholarship Branch; Reviews records, electronically and/or on site, that document the authorization or payment of CCDF funding or other federal funding in support of child care providers and/or the Child Care Scholarship Program; Develops communications that assists customers, child care providers and TO Contractors with understanding CCS Policies and procedures, quality assurance reviews and programmatic changes. Provides documented status reports of worked completed or as needed for other members of the Branch to complete assignments and reports; or Assists with specific assignments related the Transition-In and Transition out of the TO Contractor(s) that authorize CCS services and/or assists with federal/state monitoring and/or audit requirements.


  • 6 months experience authorizing at minimum 40 Million in child care federal grant payments to child care providers through the use of the Child Care Automated Tracking System software and/or completion of Service Level Agreement Assessments for Child Care Scholarship TO Contracts of 30M or greater;
  •  6 months experience working on a First-Level and Second-Level check writer approval or sign-off by working as a member of a check writer grant processing team and having the experience to serve in either the First-Level and Second-Level position to meet the payment outcomes and objectives;
  •  6 months experience utilizing Child Care Automated Tracking System (CCATS), Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Policies and Procedures , other designated  Child Care Scholarship (CCS) case management software that interfaces with CCATS and On Base in order to complete Quality Assurance Reviews; Service Level Agreement assessment in accordance with Child Care Scholarship TO Contract requirements; and
  •  6 months of experience completing Quality Assurance reviews of the services authorized by the MSDE TO Contractor that authorizes CCS Services and Completes Provider Payment Functions on behalf of the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood, Child Care Scholarship Branch.


**This contractual recruitment is limited to MSDE Division of Child Care current or previous Child Care Quality Assurance Reviewer**


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work 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.


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. The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check as the final step in the selection process.

 Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application and or supplemental questionnaire.  Your application will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only solicited materials will be accepted for this recruitment


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.


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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