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**REPOST** MD EXCELS - Quality Assurance Specialist


Recruitment #22-005297-0003


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 of MD Salary Grade 16


Western Maryland  
Maryland State Department of Education  
3 Pershing Street 
Cumberland, MD 21502

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to provide technical assistance, support, and coordination of services to early care and education programs, including child care centers, family child care homes, and Head Start and Public Pre-K programs throughout the state. The position conducts on-site monitoring and provides information on Maryland EXCELS program standards, coordinates with licensing offices and regional child care resource and referral offices to provide technical assistance to gain regulatory compliance and quality improvement.


  • On-site consultation visits conducted on participating programs to provide information, technical assistance, and verify (once determined) accuracy of Maryland EXCELS rating;
  • Maryland EXCELS standards assessed, technical assistance provided and recommendations made for additional technical assistance or training through the regional Child Care Resource Centers;
  • Child care programs recruited to participate in Maryland EXCELS by conducting information sessions, presenting at roundtables/conferences/ workshops and on-site visits;


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree.
Experience: Two years of administrative, librarian, teaching or rehabilitation work in education, library or rehabilitation programs. 
1. Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.
2. Possession of a Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
1 year of experience in Early Childhood Education


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  • Technical Support to Early Care Programs
  • Public Speaking Experience
  • Quality Rating Improvement Experience
  • Knowledge of Child Care Accreditation


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.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Maryland State Department of Education  

Office of Human Resources C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes  

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

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. Please DO NOT submit any unsolicited materials and/ or documents. 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 MD EXCELS- Quality Assurance Specialist- Staff Specialist  (JobAps#: 22-005297-0003). 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. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



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