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Assistant State Superintendent, Div. of Rehabilitation Services

Executive VIII

Recruitment #24-009608-0001


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.


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2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore Maryland  21218


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the role of Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). This executive-level position plays a pivotal role in providing statewide leadership, administration, oversight, coordination, and direction to programs and activities within the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Disability Determination Services. The successful candidate will ensure the efficiency and success of these critical programs to ensure quality vocational rehabilitation and disability determination services to youth and adults with disabilities, assisting them in achieving their goals of post-secondary education, training, and employment, leading to independence in the community and economic self-sufficiency.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and execute strategies that align with the goals and objectives of DORS, ensuring all initiatives support the empowerment, independence, and economic self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.
  • Lead the development and enhancement of vocational rehabilitation programs and disability determination services, incorporating best practices, evidence-based interventions, and innovative approaches to service delivery.
  • Develop and implement outcome measurement systems to assess the impact of all DORS programs and activities.  Use outcome data to inform decision-making, allocate resources effectively, and demonstrate accountability.
  • Foster collaboration and partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including vocational rehabilitation agencies, disability advocacy organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, employers, and government agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations governing vocational rehabilitation programs and disability determination services. Stay informed about policy changes and advocate for policies that support the mission and objectives.
  • Efficiently manage the fiscal operations, human resources functions, and facilities and IT infrastructure to optimize resources and maximize the impact and sustainability of all DORS programs and activities.


Education:  A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Seven years of experience in leadership in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, disability determination, and/or supporting the independence of youth and adults with disabilities.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all MSDE 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 mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 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 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. 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 is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 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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