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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #17-005209-0010

Introduction

RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT PERMANENT DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES EMPLOYEES.

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 17

LOCATION OF POSITION

1004 Littlestown Pike, Suite B-1

Westminster, Maryland  21157

Main Purpose of Job

Supervise and manage DORS professional and support staff and programs in order to ensure the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy in determining the eligibility of individuals with disabilities for vocational rehabilitation services, the planning and implementation of vocational rehabilitation services to assist those individuals maintain, prepare for and obtain gainful employment consistent with their skills, capacities and vocational choices within a reasonable period of time as defined within Individualized Plans for Employment.

POSITION DUTIES

Plans, develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive service delivery system; provides supervision, direction and training to staff and evaluates performance; manages budget and program activities; reviews and approves services for clients in accordance with established policies; facilitates working relationships with schools, agencies, businesses and organizations; serves as a resource of information about employers and employment opportunities and initiates activities to foster community awareness and employment of individuals with disabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

A Master’s Degree and/or course work in Management, Supervision or Administration, or Certification by an approved Commission is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Four years of professional work experience in providing rehabilitation services, two years of which must have been as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist at the full performance level within the designated option. Two years of the required experience must have included specialized experience in providing rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, or employer relation services to clients with physical or mental disabilities; or teaching services to clients with partial or total visual impairment.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation policies, procedures, regulations and directives in planning and providing professional rehabilitation services; knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation services; knowledge of techniques in determining program effectiveness and in recommending courses of action for improved performance; ability to train and motivate staff; ability to plan, organize, direct and supervise the activities of an administrative unit and to supervise the work of others; ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, employers and other professionals; ability to plan and organize assigned work to accomplish established goals in a timely manner.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT PERMANENT DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES EMPLOYEES.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #17-005209-0010. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications 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 dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to Ms. McCain at 410-554-9391. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.  

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 is 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.