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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST DLLR

Recruitment #15-000098-0001

Introduction

This is a professional position in Adult Education and Literacy Services (AELS), leading the statewide planning and implementation of professional development to ensure support of increased program and learner performance as measured by state and national standards.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for developing a state professional development plan as well as implementing and coordinating statewide professional development activities for adult educators. This position will provide leadership and technical assistance to adult education grantees for local professional development. This position will coordinate partner agencies and stakeholders in the development and delivery of special projects and professional development activities. This position will also manage grantee compliance issues.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties include designing, developing, implementation and documenting statewide theory-based  professional devlopment plans and activities; providing oversight and technical assistance to local adult education grantee programs; monitoring and evaluating professional development activities for program improvement and accountability; monitoring  and evaluating local adult education program grantees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of teaching or administrative staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program.

Notes:

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and completion of 36 credit hours at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required education.

2. Six years of teaching or performing administrative staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment, analysis, evaluation, creativity and consultation directed to developing management policies and general business in or affiliated with an education program may be substituted for the required education.

3. A doctorate may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Three years experience in developing, implementing and coordinating  professional development for AEFLA funded adult education programs.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in utilizing NRS approved assessments.

Experience with reporting adult education outcome measures.

Experience teaching in and administering adult education programs.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud.  Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.  

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.  Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of eligibility for Veterans’ Credit. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 15-000098-0001
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.