Job Opportunity with MSDE- Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grants Coordinator–Baltimore


Education Program Specialist I- Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grants Coordinator


039653/JobAps # 13-005055-003


State Salary Grade 21; Annual Salary Range: $57,626 – $84,165


200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201


This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of grant administration and coordination for the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) federal grants program. This position is responsible for the development of technological solutions for library related initiatives within MSDE and Maryland libraries.


Provides technical assistance, administration and coordination for the LSTA grant program for Maryland libraries; monitors and provides training and technical assistance to grant applicants and potential applicants for grant planning, writing and implementation; communicates legal, accounting, reporting, and other grant management requirements to grant recipients and monitors compliance; provides leadership to Maryland’s libraries through training and facilitation of target groups on fundraising, development, grant writing and grant administration; researches, identifies and assists in the procurement of government and private grant funding beyond LSTA to provide statewide and public library initiatives that support the goals of LSTA; serves as the first point of contact for assigned liaison public libraries; works with the Division Fiscal Representative to track expenditures and encumbrances; examines new technologies and applies technology solutions to current and future grant management applications within the Division.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work. A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or closely related field is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of administrative work in, or affiliated with an educational program with varied professional library experience. Experience that includes grant writing and management is preferred.

NOTES: Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree. (2) Possession of a doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of the Library Services and Technology Act and associated funding processes; knowledge of grant writing and grant management; knowledge of the methods for collecting, managing and analyzing data; skill in using spreadsheets and data management; skill in using a variety of computer software and new technologies; skill in training, mentoring and staff development; skill in planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks: ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing public libraries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and be flexible and creative in a changing environment; ability to communicate effectively.


To apply for this position online go to which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.

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#.

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 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.


April 19, 2013 (Applications must be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EDT.)

Dennis Nangle

Chief, Public Libraries and State Networking Branch

Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21201

Office: 410.767.0443

Mobile: 443.202.0889

PA-039653 EPS I LSTA Grants Coordinator