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Lead Information Technology Partner

Program Manager Senior II

Recruitment #22-005483-0028


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
Salary Range: $$86,524 to $126,302 (with progression to $139,155) 
*State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.



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

Main Purpose of Job

Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, the IT Lead Partner serves as the trusted advisor, strategic leader, and project manager to Assistant IT Directors/IT Partners (ITPs), Business Analysts, IT Coordinators, and other managers who interface with MSDE divisions to achieve the agency’s objectives through the effective use of technology. This position will oversees all IT projects at the agency, oversees IT support programs for multiple divisions at MSDE, provides strategic consulting level support to the ITPs and provided guidance through key IT initiatives.


This position leverages critical thinking and analysis to ensure a robust Information Technology Compliance and Risk Management program.
  • Manages ITPs with their assigned business units and agency needs and works in partnership with key stakeholders to accomplish IT objectives per agreed upon strategy and Service Level Agreements (SLA). 
  • Provides leadership to ITPs in the development of agency-wide standards for all phases of information technology.
  • Provides direction to ITPs and the Office Information of Technology on issues involving upgrading of systems and equipment, integration of existing systems with new systems, interdivisional coordination, and procurement of technology.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for holding other Agencies, Vendors, and external third parties to their OIT related SLAs.
  • Identifies, articulates, and champions the strategic technology improvements that will enhance business performance and collaboratively define the IT capability roadmap. 
  • Leads strategy of modernization and provides initiative to improve end user experience, improve business efficiency, and decrease customer service lag-time.
  • Supports successful execution of new technology solutions and capabilities in accordance with the defined SLA. 
  • Proactively identifies business capability and IT service gaps and contributes to improvement efforts.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of coursework in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, a combination of Business and Information systems or a related field. 

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of professional experience with managing, planning, designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling information technology systems and associated application protocols for multipurpose, multi-tasking operations.  Three (3) years of the required experience must have included direct supervision of other professional employees. Strong project management skills are required.

Note: Two (2) additional years of experience as defined above can be substituted for a Master’s Degree. 


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

  • Knowledge of information technology project management, trends, technical requirements, and staged implementation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of information technology systems management.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of software, applications, and methods for evaluating and satisfying user requirements.
  • Skill in identifying user needs, mitigating user problems, and implementing creative resolution.
  • Skill in managing multiple tasks and interpreting, summarizing, and presenting information.
  • Skill in directing projects and managing and leading staff.
  • Skill analyzing and formulating feasible recommendations regarding technology solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with executive level staff, a variety of customers, and vendor representatives.
  • Ability to develop and prepare technical specifications.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.


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


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application and resume to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The resulting list of qualified candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government online application for employment -AND- submit their professional resume. The application and resume must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the minimum qualifications for the position. 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.

If you are 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. Postmarks will not be accepted.

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. Individuals with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

All application materials must be received in our office by the Closing Date


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