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PRINCIPAL

Recruitment #22-005890-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for this classification within the Department of Labor. The list generated will be used to fill current and future vacancies at the Washington County Maryland Correctional Institution(s). Anyone desiring to apply at another agency or location must apply to that specific recruitment. The resulting list will be maintained for a period of one (1) year.

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown   

18601 Roxbury Road 

Hagerstown, MD 21746

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the administration of education and library programs for residents of a correctional facility. The principal is responsible for serving as the instructional and administrative leader of the school and assumes the major role in directing and evaluating the school’s programs and activities. The principal is responsible for establishing a climate, which is responsive to the needs of students, staff, DPSCS and the Maryland Department of Labor.

POSITION DUTIES

Instructional Leadership: Promote the development, implementation and assessment of the curriculum. Create an effective school improvement plan. Promote the professional growth of staff.

Program Management: Organize and manage the daily operation of the school. Use personnel and resources to maximize program. Promote a positive school climate.

Data Management: Collect, analyze and disseminate accurate school data to support established performance outcomes.

Special Education: Chair IEP meetings. Monitor the delivery of special education instruction and services. Monitor special education record keeping. Coordinate special education services with Labor and DPSCS to ensure a legally sufficient special education program.

Ancillary Programs: Develop, organize and monitor programming that supplements the school program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision or Master’s Degree with 18 graduate credits in School Administration and Supervision plus five (5) years of satisfactory teaching experience.  Applicants must possess a current Maryland Administrator I/II and/or Principal Certification.  Experience in alternative or correctional education programs preferred.     

A COPY OF CURRENT MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (MSDE) CERTIFICATE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION OR PRESENTED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW     

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience working in an alternative or correctional education programs.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge of the principles and practices of school administration; knowledge of academic curriculum planning, development, and implementation; knowledge of principles and practices of effective middle, secondary, and GED programs, as well as occupational, library and transition services; skill in the development of effective work teams; ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.   

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.  All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position.  This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.  Labor’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).  As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process.  Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, Labor may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date.  Information submitted after this date will not be considered. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. Applications that meet qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview. The certified list will be used by MD Department of Labor for a period of one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience and addressing the specific qualifications shown above.  Required documentation must be received no later than the close of business on the closing date.  RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.

Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at brittany.small@maryland.gov. Please provide recruitment number 22-005890-0001 in the subject line. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Labor, Human Resources Office, Room 1010, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of complete the online or paper application. Emailed inquiries should reference recruitment number listed in the announcement. If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.).

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



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