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ADMINISTRATOR I (Assistive Technology Specialist)

Recruitment #18-002586-0054

Introduction

The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) is a program of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Our mission is to enhance the lives of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services. Assistive technology enables individuals with disabilities to live, work and learn more independently.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

217 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

The Administrator I (Assistive Technology Specialist) coordinates device demonstration, device loan and technology reuse activities providing services to individuals with all disabilities of all ages. The position collaborate with state and local government agencies, non-profits and advocates to organize and deliver training on Assistive Technology related topics and provides direct information and referral assistance on Assistive Technology related topics to individuals with disabilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Device Demonstration and Loan:

Organize and maintain the AT display in the AT Demonstration Library

Maintain inventory of items available for demonstration and loan

Plan purchases of AT products based on regular inventory assessment

Ensure proper maintenance of all AT demonstration and loan items

Schedule and host individual and group tours, consultations and AT assessments

Demonstrate AT to individuals and groups at MDTAP and throughout the state

Develop and implement policies and procedures for the Device Loan Program

Administer Device Loan Program operations, including shipping/transport of products, tracking inventory on loan, troubleshooting and technical assistance

Develop and maintain relationships across a variety of organizations to promote assistive technology for use by people with disabilities

 

Assistive Technology Training:

Prepare and deliver, either in-person or via other meeting tools, training sessions on a variety of topics relates to AT

Provide article content for use in MDTAP's blog, newsletter and social media for the purpose of raising awareness of AT software, devices and concepts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a technology or disability-related discipline, such as special education, psychology, computer science, or allied health (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology).

Four years of experience in a variety of assistive technologies and/or accessible electronic and information technologies, with expertise in training, demonstrating assistive technology, and providing information and referral.

RESNA Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or comparable certification preferred.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. The examination may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be received by the closing date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Department of Budget and Management, 301 W. Preston Street, Suite 608, Baltimore, MD 21201

The paper application must be received by 5pm, close of the business, on the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.