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Recruitment #22-005890-0002


PRNC 0002


Maryland Correctional Institution (MCI-W)
7943 Brock Bridge Road 
Jessup, MD 20794

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 MD Dept. of Labor.


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 DLLR and DPSCS to ensure a legally sufficient special education program. 

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


Education:   Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: Experience providing classroom instruction to students.

Note: Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, Division of Certification and Accreditation, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.


-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 service


Applicants must possess a current Maryland Administrator II and/or Principal Certification.



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.  MD Dept of Labor 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, MD Dept of 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 22-005890-0002 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 completing 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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