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Staff Specialist II, MD EXCELS Quality Assurance Specialist

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Recruitment #14-999999-577

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for providing technical assistance, support and coordination of services to early care and education programs throughout Montgomery & Frederick County to include conducting on-site monitoring and providing information on Maryland EXCELS program standards, coordinates with licensing offices and regional resource and referral offices to provide technical assistance to gain regulatory compliance and quality improvement.


Conducts on-site consultation visits with participating programs to provide technical assistance, information and verify the accuracy of Maryland EXCELS rating; determines qualifications of child care center staff per regulatory requirements of COMAR; assesses Maryland EXCELS standards and provides technical assistance; and makes recommendations for additional technical assistance or training through the Child Care Resource Center Network.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Educational/Administration or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program.  Experience inspecting, licensing and monitoring child care facilities.


Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting education program improvement and school readiness gaps; knowledge of procedures and practices which ensure safe and sanitary conditions at child care facilities; skill in implementing and monitoring program evaluations; ability to develop and initiate policies and procedures and to present recommendations clearly and concisely; ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing education agencies; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 


Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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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 recruitments only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.  

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.    

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