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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Special Education Monitoring and Accountability Specialist

Recruitment #14-005055-008

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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-21.

POSITION DUTIES

Implements the Monitoring for Continuous Improvement and Results (MCIR) activities; provides technical assistance, utilize the statewide data system for disseminating information and evaluating the effectiveness of services to children  and youth with disabilities; verifies the collection and accuracy of data in preparation for analysis regarding monitoring findings and in the assigned Local School Systems; participate 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 – 21.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 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.

NOTE:  Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.

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 collecting and managing data and information; skill in maintaining effective working relationships; skill organizing and managing multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive analyses and reports.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Completion of the on-line application via the State's on-line application system is STRONGLY preferred.

Completed MSDE Paper Applications must be directed to:

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

Fax to 410-333-8950

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 visit the State of Maryland's Job application website http://www. dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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