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Staff Specialist III Education

Recruitment #23-005298-0005


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.




MSDE - Div of Rehab Svcs - Headquarters
2301 Argonne Drive  Baltimore, MD 21218


This position develops, implements and enhances a continuing program for the establishment, improvement and utilization of Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs). It builds cooperative relationships with Community Rehabilitation Programs for the purpose of promoting the employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence of individuals with disabilities, as well as programs to support Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students with disabilities. It provides leadership in statewide implementation of supported employment practices for individuals with significant disabilities.

  • Review accreditation and other documentation required for approval of CRP and CAS providers. 
  • Prepare/revise cooperative agreements. 
  • Review proposals for new or revision to existing programs, establishes fees for the programs services purchased from the CRPs. 
  • Update fee schedule and disseminates to DORS staff. 
  • Conduct annual assessment of the capacity and effectiveness of CRPs and develops, with input from stakeholders, plans for improvement. 
  • Provide leadership in promoting practices in community programs through development of effective partnerships with other state agencies, including DDA and BHA, and community organizations. 
  • Develop and present training on state-of-the-art rehabilitation practices in partnership with CRPs. 
  • Provide leadership to DORS CRP Liaisons and the CRP Advisory Committee and provides support for quarterly meetings of technical specialists, as appropriate. 
  • Provide training to staff of CRPs; in collaboration with the DORS Staff Specialist, HRD, provides training to new and experienced DORS staff related to utilization of CRPs, serves as a member of the DORS Quality Assurance Review Team.


Education:   A Master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of administrative, librarian, teaching or rehabilitation work in education, library or rehabilitation programs.

1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience as described above for the required education.
2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland.


Limited to current Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) employees.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

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

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.

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