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Education Program Specialist I Contractual # 194-14

Race to the Top, Student Behavioral Specialist

Recruitment #13-999999-605

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional contractual position responsible for providing technical assistance to local school systems (LSS) and individual schools in order to build capacity for school climates and cultures of fpositive student behavior and discipline.


Serves  as the Department’s technical expert to LSSs on student behavior, programs that address reducing disruption and increasing positive student behaviors and discipline; provides professional development to school teams and coaches trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS); monitors progress in implementation of PBIS; provides technical assistance to local school systems, and schools in the areas’ of school climate, student behavior, discipline and PBIS; provides technical assistance to MSDE, local school systems and individual schools in the development, implementation and evaluation of behavioral programs including, but not limited to PBIS; assists LSS in implementing the regulations related to the law that requires PBIS implementation in elementary schools with decreasing suspension rates.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision Mental Health, Counseling, School Psychology or related area.  

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional experience in or affiliated with an education program directly related to school climate, positive student behavioral and discipline programs to include experience with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

NOTES:  Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Knowledge of the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS); knowledge of Evidence Based Practices (EBP) in the education and behavioral health field; knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting discipline in education; skill implementing, monitoring and evaluating behavior support and mental health programs within low performing school districts; skill in leading projects; skill in developing and presenting staff development programs; ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with staff, local school systems and the public.


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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. 

Resumes should be recieved by Close of Business (5 pm. EST), November 22, 2013.

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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