STAFF SPECIALIST I EDUCATION
|Department||MSDE - Div of Rehab Svcs - Client Services|
|Date Opened||8/26/2019 11:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/9/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Melva Williams|
Main Purpose of Job
Promote and market the employment of persons who have significant disabilities by developing active partnerships with businesses and business related organizations and workforce partners, such as chambers of commerce, Business Leadership Networks, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), DLLR, American Job Centers, and commerce and economic development offices. Collaborate with community and workforce partners to develop employment alliances or job placement networks. Provide technical assistance and training to businesses throughout the state regarding interviewing and hiring persons with disabilities, disability etiquette, tax credit opportunities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations. Coordinate customized training program opportunities with local businesses and DORS Business Services staff. Consult regularly with VR Specialists and consumers to provide technical assistance regarding individual employment goals and job readiness, including guidance on job applications and resumes. Facilitate employment-related workshops providing training on job readiness activities for DORS consumers. Provide resource information and consultation on a regular schedule regarding labor market information, trends, economic development and workforce opportunities to support DORS staff responsible for providing career guidance to persons with significant disabilities. Serve as an integral member of the agency’s statewide business services team. Document activities in AWARE case management system.
Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.
Possession of a Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.