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Education Program Specialist I - CTR 74-14

State Personnel Development Grant Coordinator

Recruitment #13-999999-326

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for coordinating all project activities, providing professional development, conducting technical assistance and the monitoring, tracking and reporting related to the Maryland State Personnel Development Grant to ensure project activities are well documented while supporting the success of accomplishing grant outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides technical assistance and coordination for all project activities for the Maryland State Personnel Development Grant to ensure project activities are well documented, support the success of accomplishing grant outcomes, and completed within timelines; provides professional development related to all project activities providing expertise in the development of needs assessments, analysis of assessment date to identify professional development needs and the development of materials and training to address professional development needs at the State and local jurisdiction levels; facilitates the State Maryland State Personnel Development Grant Implementation Team to include: the development of agendas, materials and evaluations, communication related to meetings and any follow-up required; provides programmatic support and technical assistance to local school systems and public agencies related to improving outcomes/achievement for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families resulting in narrowing the performance gap with nondisabled peers.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in Special Education, Education or closely related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with a Special Education program.  

NOTES: Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of grants management; knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies and issues governing education programs for students with disabilities; knowledge of the State Curriculum and academic outcome standards for students with disabilities; knowledge of project management principles; skill in developing and presenting staff development programs; skill in collecting, organizing, analyzing and managing data; ability to communicate  with MSDE management staff, school personnel and MSDE partners; ability to research, analyze and present data and make decisions and recommendations; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. 

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#.

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 www.marylandpublicschools.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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.  

Closing Date: July 12, 2013 (Applications must be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EST.)

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.