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STAFF SPECIALIST I EDUCATION

Recruitment #19-005296-0003

Introduction

This is a contractual position.

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 15

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position in the field of vocational rehabilitation responsible for planning, developing and coordinating programs and initiatives to promote competitive integrated employment outcomes for persons with significant disabilities.

POSITION DUTIES

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.     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in a business related field (preferred) or rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE:

One year of professional experience in business and/or job placement and job development or professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field.  Bilingual skills preferred.  Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.

NOTES:

  1. 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. 
  2. Possession of a Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-005296-0003. 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 dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org. 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.