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Assistant State Superintendent of Administration

Assistant Deputy State Superintendent Department of Education

Recruitment #23-005687-0001


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.


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


The Assistant State Superintendent, Administration, is a pivotal leadership role within the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), responsible for providing strategic oversight and guidance to essential administrative functions. Serving as principal advisor to the Deputy State Superintendent of Operations, the Assistant State Superintendent oversees critical offices, including Human Resources, Information Technology, School Facilities, Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management, and Facilities and Operations. The Assistant State Superintendent will provide visionary leadership in the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals in alignment with and support of MSDE’s multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Six years of related experience in coordinating or administering administrative programs or services in Human Resources, Information Technology, School Facilities, Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management, and/or Facilities and Operations.  

NotesCandidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in a field related to the position for two years of the required experience.


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 leading effective administrative functions in education and/or state government.
  • Experience leading expansive, mission-critical projects.
  • Senior management experience in Human Resources, Information Technology, School Facilities, Pupil Transportation and Emergency Management, and/or Facilities and Operations.


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


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 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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