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Specialist, School Safety and Special Projects

Recruitment #14-005056-001



Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the technical specialist in the area of school safety, violence prevention, gang prevention, school discipline, and emergency preparedness/response for Maryland's local school systems.


Coordinates the development of training guidelines for local school systems for a comprehensive school safety plan, emergency preparedness and response, and the recording and reporting of bullying and harassment data; coordinates trainings in the promotion of positive behaviors; supports emergency response in school systems and the prevention and intervention in negative behaviors such as bullying and harassment; provides assistance to MSDE and local school systems in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive safe school plan (e.g. emergency response, crisis response, bullying policies and gang policies by producing guidelines, assessment, and monitoring tools; examines the latest evidence based practices and data to assist local school systems in program development and implementation of programs and initiatives to promote safe schools.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Education Policy, School-Based Counseling, School Administration/Supervision or a related area. 

EXPERIENCE:  Five years of administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an educational program, including two years experience coordinating or administering an education program. Experience coordinating strategic planning for a local school system or educational organization as well as experience implementing, communicating education policies and procedures including emergency preparedness/response is preferred.


Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and programs including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Code of Maryland Regulations; skill in delivering technical assistance, training, and guidance to local school systems and internal and external stakeholders related to school safety and emergency preparedness/response; skill in managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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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 indicate  application for Education Program Specialist II, School Safety/Emergency Planning Position # 087801, Jobaps # 14-005056-001 . 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.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.

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.

Open Until Filled - Applications should be received by,  February 10,  2014  

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