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Non-Public School Approval Specialist

Recruitment #14-005056-005



Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the lead technical specialist responsible for providing leadership, technical and legal expertise in all aspects of the approval of nonpublic educational programs for students with disabilities who are unable to be educated in public schools.


Provides technical assistance and coordination for the initial and ongoing approval and complaint resolution responsibilities related to the approval of Type I non public general education  and special education programs approved under COMAR in accordance with NSAB policies and procedures; provides diverse and extensive number of internal and external callers including those interested in starting nonpublic schools, those that currently operate nonpublic schools, school system employees, parents, legislators, attorneys, the business community, the military and the public at large with complex legal information; provides technical assistance in the initial and ongoing approval and complaint resolution responsibilities related to the approval of nonpublic education programs approved under COMAR in accordance with NSAB policies and procedures.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education, Special Education or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Five years of professional work experience in education that must include experience in the application of regulations. Administration and/or supervisory experience in a special education setting desirable.


Knowledge of preK-12 general and special education programs including legal requirements, theory, curriculum, teaching methods, administration, materials, and equipment; skill in the use of standard office software ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of standards, regulations and policies; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive analyses and reports.


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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, Lead Nonpublic Schools Approval Specialist, Position # 020209. 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.  

Applications should be received by,  April 18, 2014  -  Open Until Filled

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