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Lead Specialist for School Safety

Recruitment #17-005056-0005




State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $64,608 - $103,743


Nancy S. Grasmick Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position that serves as the lead technical specialist and Departmental technical expert to local school systems in the areas of emergency planning, school safety, violence prevention, gang awareness, school arrests, and child abuse as required by Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.01.04.03, 13A.02.03, 13A.08.01.12, and 13A05.05.


Provides leadership and technical assistance to the twenty-four local school systems in providing safe learning environments, safe and positive school climates and a continuum of services and programs that promote positive student behavior; leads data collection and reporting efforts on bullying prevention and arrests on school premises; works with other specialists in the unit to coordinate trainings in the promotion of positive behaviors; supports emergency response in school systems and schools and the prevention and intervention for behaviors such as bullying, harassment and intimidation; examines the latest evidence-based research and data to help local school systems in program development and implementation around the topic of safe schools. 


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education Administration/Supervision or education-related field from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional experience in coordinating or administering school safety programs and/or emergency planning designed for students. Experience in interpreting and implementing education policies is required.


Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and issues impacting school safety and emergency planning; skill in identifying the identifying school-level and system-level needs and delivering appropriate programmatic solutions, technical assistance, training, and guidance on issues related to school safety and emergency planning; skill in organizing and managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various public and staff and communicate effectively; ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.   


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.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

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 Specialist for School Safety #087801 (JobAps #17-005056-0005). 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  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request



Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet 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.

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