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Staff Specialist III, Quality Measurement Specialist

Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge Grant CTR 201-14

Recruitment #13-999999-522

Introduction

This is a contractual position responsible for coordinating the training and administration of quality measurement instruments, including environmental rating scales and teacher quality instruments used by Early Childhood Programs enrolled in Maryland EXCELS.

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responisble for coordinating the training and administration of quality measurement instruments, including enviornmental rating scales and teacher quality instruments used by Early Childhood Programs enrolled in Maryland EXCELS.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides direct, specialized technical assistance to Early Childhood programs in the administration of program and teacher quality measurements, such as the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System; interprets Federal and State policies with regard to the use of program and teacher quality measurements; recommends, reviews and prepares, in conjunction with the Branch Chief of Maryland EXCELS, child care quality improvement plans that assist programs progressing through MD EXCELS standards; coordinates the development and presentation of training for senior Early Childhood education experts to become reliable assessors of program and teacher quality measurements.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration/Supervision or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an Early Childhood education program including experience with education quality measurement.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Early Learning and development programs; knowledge of teacher quality measurement; skill in developing and presenting staff development; skill in applying Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale or the Classroom Assessment scoring system; skill in policy interpretation; ability to support teachers and administrators; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and 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# and indicate  application for Staff Specialist III, Quality Measurement Specialist, Race to the Top Division of Early Childhood Development, CTR # 201-14. 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.

October 25, 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.