State of Maryland - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)3.8


State Salary Grade 21

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job
This is a professional, contractual position responsible for providing in-depth review and analysis of nonpublic special education school budgets; providing programmatic technical assistance to local school systems and State agencies in maintaining compliance and providing community-based/nonpublic special education support services for students with disabilities.

Performs reviews and analysis of proposed budgets submitted by in-state and out-of-state nonpublic special education providers. Provides technical assistance in the oversight of Public/Private Partnerships developed between local school systems and nonpublic special education schools. Provides support to local school systems, State agencies and nonpublic service providers regarding programmatic issues related to nonpublic special education programs. Facilitates annual in-service training meetings for nonpublic service providers and local school systems on the nonpublic tuition assistance process. Prepares and provides written responses and other communications to inquiries from the general public, parents, educators and other interested parties concerning policy, procedures and/or regulations related to the nonpublic tuition assistance process. Provides leadership in monitoring out-of-State nonpublic special education schools.

Education: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Special Education.

Experience: Four years of professional administrative or teaching experience in an education program. Two years of the required experience must be in coordinating or administering education programs for a program serving individuals with disabilities. Experience in reviewing budget development and analysis is desired.

Note: Two additional years of experience may substitute for the Master’s Degree.

Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Must have least one years' experience working with special education students in a local school system and/or nonpublic school setting.


The following qualifications are preferred:
1. At least one years' experience conducting compliance monitoring for special education programs

2. Experience facilitating training for educators, nonpublic service providers or other stakeholders of special education.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.
The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for - Education Program Specialist I, Nonpublic Special Education Specialist Contract # 216133- Jobaps# 18-005055-0009

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

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.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 4, 2018