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Deputy Branch Chief - Office of Childcare, Licensing Branch

Recruitment #14-002730-001


Grade 19 Standard Salary Schedule

$52,150- $76,175

* progressing to $83,762 *State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees


306 W. Redwood Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for functioning as the Deputy Chief for the Licensing Branch in the Office of Child Care, Division of Early Childhood Development providing direction and supervision to Regional Managers in the absence of, and at the direction of, the Branch Chief with major responsibility for staff development and training.


Plans, implements, and evaluates all activities related to staff development and training for the Office of Child Care, Licensing Branch; provides direction and supervision to all Regional Managers in executing of the licensing functions within the Regional Offices as directed by and in the absence of the Branch Chief; approves Provider Grant Applications; represents the Licensing Branch on Child Care Administrative Tracking System (CCATS)  and Electronic Licensing System (ELIS) projects and coordinates respective User Groups.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Eight years of experience in a professional capacity working in Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare or in a Child Care program, three years of which must have involved supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility inspecting or evaluating child care facilities. A strong training background utilizing technology is preferred.


1. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general exp.


Knowledge of State and federal regulations governing child care facilities; knowledge of procedures and practices which ensures safe and sanitary conditions at child care facilities, child care centers and family child care homes; knowledge of the principles of effective supervision, management, organizational planning, and budgeting; skill in developing and implementing staff development training initiatives and evaluating the same; skill in using technology to develop training modules to train employees; ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others; ability to develop and initiate policies and procedures and to present recommendations clearly and concisely; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of division policies and procedures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various public and staff and communicate effectively; ability to exercise leadership, initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.


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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 recruitments only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

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.  

June 2, 2014 by 5:00 pm  -  Open Until Filled

SELECTION PROCESS:  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. 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. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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