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Workforce Devl Spec I

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist

Recruitment #24-001659-0003


Workforce Development Specialist I - DVOP (Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program.  The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Workforce Development Specialist I to function as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP. This list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in other local offices. 

Please be advised that frequent travel may be required and a State vehicle may not always be available. Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy.




175 Post Office Rd.
Waldorf, MD  20602
7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite D
Columbia, Maryland 21046

14 North Potomac Street, Suite 100

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

To work with eligible veterans, and other eligible persons who have significant barriers to employment (sbe) to resolve their employment needs. Provides intensive services to eligible veterans, and eligible spouses as defined in title 38 united states code (usc), paragraph 4103a(a). the goal is to assist eligible veterans and spouses to obtain or retain employment leading to self-sufficiency. in addition eligible veterans and eligible spouses must meet the definition of an individual with a significant barrier to employment (sbe), or are members of a veteran population identified by the secretary under title 38 u.s.c. 4103a(a)(1)(c) as eligible for dvop services, as explained in separate guidance from DOL.


Provides intensive services to eligible veterans, and eligible spouses as defined in title 38 united states code (USC), paragraph 4103a(a). The goal is to assist eligible veterans and spouses to obtain or retain employment leading to self-sufficiency

In addition, eligible veterans and eligible spouses must meet the definition of an individual with a significant barrier to employment (SBE), or are members of a veteran population identified by the secretary under title 38 U.S.C. 4103a(a)(1)(c) as eligible for DVOP services, as explained in separate guidance from dol.

Provides services to job seekers by assessing their skills, and needs using the automated system to complete, review, and update customer registration.

Identifying potential job matches of job seeker skills with job qualifications. 

Referring qualified job seekers to job openings by utilizing the automated system.

Sharing labor market information with customers to enable informed decisions on labor trends and economic conditions


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of case management experience in the field of workforce development delivering a wide range of career services to special and targeted populations of job seekers. Case management duties are defined as taking job orders, conducting job-ready interviews, registering job applicants, verifying job referrals, conducting vocational placements, performing unemployment adjudications or appraising job applicants for employability.


1. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer with active-duty military recruiting experience or career counseling experience on a year-by-year basis for the required education and experience. 


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Candidates must meet one of the following DVOP preference criteria for selection:

1.) Qualified service connected disabled veteran:
2.) Qualified eligible veterans; and
3.) Qualified eligible person (38 U.S.C. 4101(5)).
**If you have a Veterans Administration Letter of Disability Rating dated within the last six months please attach it to this application in order to receive credit

One (1) year of experience providing outreach to veterans


The following qualification is preferred, not required. However, if you have this experience it must be detailed in the job duty section on your application.
Six (6) months professional resume writing and reviewing experience
Prior case management experience




All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.


Leave Benefits

Our generous leave package for permanent State employees includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year.

We also offer paid parental leave to eligible permanent State employees to care for and nurture children within 6 months of birth or within 6 months of an adoption of a child under 6 years of age.

Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Retirement Benefits​

Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.​

Flexible Work Schedules​

Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. ​ Participants that meet all requirements may qualify for forgiveness on the remaining balance on his or her Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time in a qualifying public service position.  ​

To learn more about PSLF, please visit the Student Loan Repayment Benefits​ page. 

​Free Mass Transit Benefit​

Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service (Local Bus Service and Express Bus Service), as well as the following Baltimore Region Commuter Bus Routes:

There is no charge to the permanent State employee with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of the day or evening, including weekends. The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include MARC trains, commuter buses that serve Washington, D.C., or any special event buses. 

Health Coverage

When you come to work for the State of Maryland, as a permanent State employee (or a contractual employee who works at least 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours a month for a period greater than 90 consecutive days), you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You also may be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plans at low group rates.

Reduced Child and Health Care Costs

Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles permanent State employees to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow eligible employees to save, on a pretax basis, for healthcare and dependent care costs incurred during the plan year. 



Online application process is strongly preferred.  However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attention: 24-001659-0003 

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201 

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to

If you are having difficulty with your user account, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status

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