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OFFICE SECRETARY III

Contractual - Part time (50%)

Recruitment #17-001362-0049

Introduction

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

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 10

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office for Blind and Vision Services (OBVS)

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

Provide support services for a blind professional staff person engaged in the planning and delivery of vocational and independent living services for individuals who are blind.

POSITION DUTIES

Respond to individual consumer concerns and telephone calls to include accurately recording the information provided by the client or caller, answering general questions about DORS/OBVS; giving accurate information to the client or caller and maintaining proper interpersonal/telephone etiquette.  Provide direct support for a blind staff member including reading and driving as needed. Prepare correspondence for consumers.  Assist with the delivery of independent living aids and devices to consumer homes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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

Experience:

Three years performing secretarial or clerical work involving typing duties.

Notes: 

  1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience working with vocational rehabilitation programs, community service providers or working with blind individuals or agencies serving the blind is preferred. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

The selected candidate must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and be eligible to complete a Maryland Defensive Driving course.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #17-001362-0049. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

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.state.md.us 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. 

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.