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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I, COMPLAINT INVESTIGATOR

SPECIAL EDUCATION COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST

Recruitment #14-005055-003

GRADE

State Salary Grade 21 Annual Salary Range: $59,355-$86,690

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, MD 21201

Fax # 410-333-8950

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 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.

The Position is Open until filled

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting and promoting employees who reflect the State's diversity.

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with the State and federal laws for the education of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This includes primary responsibility for investigating complaints and providing technical assistance in order to resolve conflicts between public agencies and parents.

POSITION DUTIES

Investigates and resolves complaints, including on‑site visits to public agencies and schools throughout the state, as necessary, to complete complaint investigations; provides technical assistance to stakeholders for resolving conflicts between public agencies and parents; maintains a data base log and tracking system of special education complaints and assists in preparing reports; provides support to Department staff in preparation of materials or activities related to the Federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) pre‑site and on‑site compliance reviews, follow‑up activities, and the State Plan for Special Education.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Juris Doctorate, or 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 experience in evaluation or compliance monitoring, supervision/administration, or related experience within or affiliated with an organization serving school-aged children with disabilities.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred: Knowledge of special education laws, regulations, policies, programs and issues; knowledge of data systems; skill in responding effectively to problems and inquiries from school personnel and concerned stakeholders; skill in interpreting and applying laws and regulations governing early intervention and special education programs; skill in technical writing; ability to conduct legal research and analyze data and make decisions; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with public agencies; and ability to clearly communicate  orally and in writing.