Specialist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Baltimore, MD, US
Aug 13, 2019

JOB TITLE : Specialist - Board Certified Behavior Analyst

REPORTS TO : Coordinator, Office of Special Education

DEFINITION : Provides advice, consultation, and guidance regarding student behavior issues. Collects, organizes, and analyzes data that assists with the development of individualized programming for students. Supports school teams with using behavioral intervention strategies supported by the principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Provides professional development to personnel supporting students in need of ABA supports. Ensures that all initiatives support the system-wide goals identified in the Blueprint for 2.0 and the BCPS Master Plan . Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Conducts descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments, including functional assessments, and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results. Designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions.
  • Effectively develops and implements appropriate assessment and intervention methods for use in a range of cases. Models for staff effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research and designs and delivers professional development in behavior analysis.
  • Supervises the work of staff who implement behavior analytic interventions. Provides training to parents and/or other primary caregivers to provide additional instruction in the home and community environments.
  • Trains staff in gathering and analyzing baseline data, in-treatment /progress data, and post-treatment data to measure the effectiveness of interventions. Conducts inter-observer agreement sessions to insure that data is being tracked with fidelity. Assists with developing visual representations of data.
  • Meets and collaborates with various administrative teams, academic teams, and teachers regarding the behavioral needs of students receiving special education services. Identifies appropriate strategies and interventions. Participation in IEP meetings. Assists in the development of IEPs for students who require the support of the BCBA.


Education, Training and Experience :
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree; plus three years of professional experience working with students receiving emotional and behavioral supports.

Licenses and Certificates :
  • Possession of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is required.
  • Possession of a valid Behavior Analyst License by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists is required.
  • Possession of or eligibility for a Maryland Standard Professional Certificate with a special education endorsement is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
  • Thorough knowledge of compliance with federal and state mandates including mediation and due process procedures.
  • Knowledge of support services and training for schools' staff, state legislation for students with disabilities, and services to students with hearing, vision, physical, speech-language, cognitive, emotional, and learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of applied behavioral analysis.
  • Skill in conducting applied behavioral analysis.
  • Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstration of strong leadership, communication, and human relations skills.
  • Possession of technology competency (e.g., database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications).
  • Skill and experience in data analysis and application.

The work of this class is generally performed at the office building level. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.

FLSA : Exempt

SALARY: Grade 08 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month payscale $78,942. - $122,044.

Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System.

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 ( 443-809-8937 ). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 ( 443-809-4360 ).

Contact Information

Michael Hodge
Director of Staffing
(AFSCME, ESPBC, OPE & Non-Represented)
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7874
Fax: 410-296-0568
Email: mhodge@bcps.org

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