April 12, 2011

Prince George's County Public Schools Hiring First Ombuds

The large school district in Maryland is hiring its first Ombudsman. According to the job description, the main function of the full-time Ombuds, "is to provide confidential and informal assistance to the public." In addition, the Ombuds, "will develop and monitor a neutral process for parent and public complaints and questions, act as a source of information and referral, and assist in the resolution of concerns and critical situations." The new Ombuds will head an office of four and has been given a budget of $411,000.

Applicants should have prior experience in conflict resolution, broad knowledge of Prince George's County Public Schools policies and procedures, in depth understanding of Maryland and Federal laws governing schools, and a bachelor's degree or higher. The position pays $70,322-119,548 and applications are due by April 29, 2011. (PGCPS Job Posting; Superintendent’s Proposed Operating Budget for FY 2012.)

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully the two other professional staff won't be called "investigators" as the superintendent's report indicates.