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Staff Specialist I (Contractual) Part-time 50%

Recruitment #14-999999-529


This is a Contractual Part-time (50%) position.



2525 Riva Road, Suite 101 

Annapolis, Maryland  21401

Main Purpose of Job

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


Promote and market the employment of persons with significant disabilities by developing active partnerships with businesses related organizations such as the local Chamber of Commerce, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Business Leadership Networks, Community College, One-Stop Workforce Development Centers and Economic Development offices.  Provide technical assistance to businesses regarding interviewing and hiring persons with disabilities, disability tax credit opportunities and reasonable accommodations.  Coordinate customized training program opportunities with businesses and DORS Business Services staff.  Consult regularly with VR Specialists and provide technical assistance individual consumer employment goals and job readiness.  Facilitate employment-related workshops providing training on job readiness activities for DORS consumers.  Provide resource information and consultation on a regular schedule regarding trends, economic development and workforce opportunities to support regional staff responsible for providing career persons with significant disabilities.  Serve as an integral member of the agency’s statewide business services team.


Education:   Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field (preferred) or rehabilitation counseling or 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.


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.


Knowledge of: local business organizations: business operations; economic development initiatives; practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities; laws and regulations governing the vocational rehabilitation program, workers’ compensation, social security and social services.  Ability to: communicate effectively with different professional populations; meet established performance standards; develop and deliver group employment programs; evaluate the job readiness of persons with disabilities; provide basic information on possible worksite accommodations and analyze and interpret medical; psychological and vocational area reports.  Skills to: operate an automated client tracking system and communicate effectively using Microsoft Office products. 


 Not Applicable



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-999999-529. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements 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 or 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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.