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Human Service Specialist IV

Child Development Credentialing Specialist

Recruitment #14-999999-815




Baltimore City
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position serving as the technical expert responsible for processing bonus achievement payments for credentialed child care providers, and reviewing and approving credentialing applications for providers applying to participate in the credentialing program.


Provides consultation and technical assistance for processing bonus achievement payments for credentialed child care providers; reviews credentialing files for accuracy of bonus determinations; processes bonus payments; reviews and evaluates new and renewal applications along with required documentation submitted by child care providers; recommends approval or denial of applications in accordance with (COMAR) The Code of Maryland Regulations; reviews accreditation support and (CCCPDF) Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund applications; provides consultation and information to child care providers and the public regarding compliance with regulations and policies that promote quality child care.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or related area.  

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience in the administration of Early Childhood programs is required. This experience to have included working within a school setting is preferred.  

NOTE: Education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in an Early Childhood related field may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.


Knowledge of principles, theories, and practices relating to child care workforce professional development and workforce career pathway; knowledge of child care initiatives; knowledge of child care credentialing, licensing regulations and federal compliance concerning COMAR and CCCPDF; skill in the review and analysis of credentialing financial documents, skill in using  Microsoft Office and Google; skill in the preparation of clear, accurate and detailed reports;  ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships; ability to effectively organize and manage work assignments and satisfy deadlines; 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 Human Service Specialist IV – Child Development Credentialing Specialist - Division of Early Childhood Development, Position # CTR 185-15 /14-999999-815. 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 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.  

September 5, 2014 (Applications must be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EST.)

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