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Staff Specialist III-Education

Recruitment #22-005298-0010


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 18


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


This position is responsible for conducting specialized outreach and implementation of select nutrition initiatives for MSDE’s Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs (OSCNP), to include administration of the Farm to School Program, grants management, select training, communications, and other broad responsibilities for managing external partnerships.

This position serves as a liaison between OSCNP and other MSDE divisions, state government offices, child nutrition program (CNP) stakeholders, advocacy, and public interest groups. This position also participates as a member of interdisciplinary teams to advance the effectiveness and implementation of OSCNP’s mission and goals.


Education:  A Master's degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of administrative, librarian, teaching or rehabilitation work in education, library, public health or rehabilitation programs; or a Registered Dietician.

1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience as described above for the required education.
2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications. 

- Experience with Child Nutrition Programs.
- Registered Dietician.
- Experience managing website and social media content.
- Experience writing or managing grants.
- Experience with various software and technologies including SharePoint, Canva Graphic Design, Articulate, Canvas Learning Management System, Excel or others.


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.5.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one 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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