Department of Education

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Applications Development Manager & Operations Manager

Recruitment #14-004492-001


Grade 22 Standard Salary Schedule

$63,341 - $92,485 


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional management positions, one serving as Department of Education’s Application Development Manager and one serving as the Operations Manager, responsible for specialized work to oversee the development, design, maintenance, operation, and support of the technology requirements and components of Race to the Top (RTTT) systems, and other Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) systems and objectives.


Coordinates, directs, and manages application development efforts and day-to-day technology operations to assure provision of technology needed services including programming, database design, and hardware/software management; ensures design specification, procurement policies, network protocols, and data security  requirements are in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; collaborates with the internal customers and vendors regarding system requirements, compatibility and compliance; supervises assigned information technology staff including database engineers, network engineers, Oracle programmers, and IT support staff; provides technical expertise to staff and ensures continuous feedback on how to improve data systems and services; coordinates collaboration with MSDE staff and outside agencies to ascertain short-long term needs, requirements, plans, strategies, infrastructure, and data relationships;  Implements new solutions, systems, technologies, and system upgrades.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology-related field. Additional Certifications such as Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Five year(s) of experience in information technology projects as a leader for deadline driven visible projects with two (2) years of the required experience including direct supervision of other professional employees.  Experience in designing, creating and maintaining systems, policies, procedures and standards, project management, and Oracle experience is desired.  

NOTES: Thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology-related field may be substituted for the required experience.


Knowledge and experience with the software development life cycle (SDLC); knowledge of assessing and analyzing user requirements, and developing client/server application programs using software development tools and high level or other generally accepted computer programming languages such as C#, VB, JavaScript, SQL; skill using MS Visual Studio, SharePoint Developer, InfoPath,  ASP.NET, MS Framework, Team Foundation Server, and MS SQL Server; skill in managing the design databases, applications, and/or hardware/software infrastructure; skill in developing and maintaining change control practices for software applications and IT projects; skill in managing hardware and software updates and resolving requirement and user concerns;  ability to oversee and assess clearly documented code and to write up concise documentation for requirements, application design, modifications, application maintenance, and user-operations manuals; ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, and customers.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to data systems. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


To apply for this position online go to which is a method for submitting your application, resume and 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 complete an MSDE application for Assistant State Superintendent of Student, Family & School Support. 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.  

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx.  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.