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Recruitment #18-005165-0028


VR Specialist I -- State Salary Grade 12

VR Specialist II -- State Salary Grade 13


116 W. Main Street

Suite 403

Salisbury, Maryland  21801

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for coordinating and delivering vocational rehabilitation services leading to employment for individuals with significant disabilities in Wicomico and is located in the Salisbury office.


Assists persons with disabilities in preparing for obtaining and maintaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career counseling to people with disabilities; reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to eligible individuals necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for people with disabilities; and provides job placement, post-employment, and follow up services.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  


Level I – Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred. Bilingual skills preferred.  

Level II – Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is required; a Master’s Degree in a Behavioral or Social Science related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. 

Bilingual skills preferred.


Knowledge of:  principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation services; vocational counseling, interviewing and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations of disabilities and employment goals; facilitation of services and practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities with community rehabilitation programs and social security benefits.  Ability to: communicate effectively; plan organize assigned work and meet established performance standards; coordinate and deliver multidisciplinary services required to support rehabilitation programs; analyze and interpret medical, psychological, and vocational reports; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with consumers, family member, employers, Representatives of public and private organizations, community providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials.  Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a reasonable time frame is required.


Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-005165-0028. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website or TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

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.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.