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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

SPECIAL EDUCATION MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY SPECIALIST

Recruitment #14-005055-001

GRADE

 State Salary Grade 21 Annual Salary Range:  $59,355-$95,297

LOCATION OF POSITION

The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.

Completed Applications must be directed to:

Staff Employment Section
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Fax 410-333-8950

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 http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx.

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 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. Open until filled.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for monitoring and accountability of local lead agencies and local school systems to ensure compliance and improve results for infants, toddlers, young children, and youth with disabilities and their families, birth through age 21.

POSITION DUTIES

Implements the Monitoring for Continuous Improvement and Results (MCIR) activities; provides technical assistance to assigned local school systems and public agencies on the development, review, and or revisions of policies, procedures and practices relative to the implementation of the IDEA and COMAR regulations for infants, toddlers, young children, and youth with disabilities and their families; utilizes the statewide data system for disseminating information and evaluating the effectiveness of services to children and youth with disabilities; participates on assigned differentiated on-site monitoring teams and in activities to determine public agency compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) as it pertains to children with disabilities, Birth through age 21; verifies the collection and accuracy of data in preparation for analysis regarding monitoring findings in the assigned local school systems and public agencies

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education, Special Education or a related field. EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative experience in or affiliated with special education or early intervention, experience coordinating or administering programs related to services for individuals with disabilities and their families is preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

PREFERRED: Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues governing early intervention and special education programs; knowledge of programs that address public and private/non-profit sponsored support services for families that have children with disabilities; skill in maintaining effective working relationships; skill organizing and managing multiple tasks; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive analyses and reports.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.

Completed Applications must be directed to:

Staff Employment Section
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Fax 410-333-8950

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 http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx.

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 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. Open until filled.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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