Coordinator of Correctional Education
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY RANGE: $83,545 - $98,734
ANNOUNCEMENT #12-LMC-001 (List both the title and announcement number on your application)
SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION WILL BE DETERMINED FOLLOWING ASSESSMENT OF THE SELECTED QUALIFIED CANDIDATE’S EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE USING THE IEPP SALARY SCALE
This recruitment will be used to generate a list of qualified candidates that will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the DLLR only. You must apply separately for any other recruitment for this classification within the State of Maryland. The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of Library Media Coordinator. This position will be responsible for administration and coordination of the library media program within the Correctional Education Program.
Duties will include: Provides leadership, support, and oversight of the provision of media center and information services in the Correctional Education Program sites using current best practices; assesses library and information service needs of the inmate populations and develops programs and procedures; develops and monitors program performance measures; develops/administers budget, grant resources, contractual services, and staff training programs; assists with the recruitment and selection of media center personnel; develops and monitors media center policy and procedures; assists principals in the supervision and evaluation of librarians; works closely with staff to support activities and events that relate to re-entry and employment upon release; and provides some direct service.
EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates must possess certification as a Library Media Specialist and possess an Administrator I endorsement by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). A Master’s Degree in Library Media from a program accredited by the American Library Association is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of satisfactory library media program experience; experience in a correctional facility and/or adult populations is preferred. Experience including supervision of professional staff and/or administration of a library information and media services program desired.
The best candidate for this position will have Knowledge of current library/media center principles and practices of operation and management; knowledge of the library/information needs of inmate and reentry populations; knowledge of telecommunications, electronic technologies, and requirements of a successful technical services program in a library/media center or library system; skill in assessment, planning, and execution of staff development activities; skill in providing a variety of library/media services to a diverse customer base; skill in managing multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member; ability to develop and implement comprehensive and effective policies and procedures; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
These positions have been designated by the appointing authority as sensitive in nature.
• Employees in these classifications are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
• All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting and background investigation by the CJIS-Central Repository. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required.
• DLLR’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, DLLR may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
To avoid confusion, applicants must indicate on their application the position and announcement number that they are applying for. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. YOUR RATING WILL BE BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON YOUR APPLICATION. Therefore, it is important that you report all the experience and education that is relevant to this position completely and accurately. The primary selection instrument will be a structured interview.
Applicants must submit the following:
Resumes cannot be substituted for any part of the application. Your application must be completed in its entirety. Please do not write “See Resume” or “See Attached” on the application.
TO APPLY: Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be directed to:
DLLR Office of Human Resources
Recruitment and Retention Unit
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Applicants may obtain Maryland State applications by visiting the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Human Resources or by calling (410) 230-6300 Monday-Friday during business hours or by visiting our website at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/personnel/index.html
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.
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