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STAFF SPECIALIST I EDUCATION

Recruitment #17-005296-0003

Introduction

This is a contractual position

GRADE

State Salary Grade 15

LOCATION OF POSITION

11002 Veirs Mills Road,  #605,

Wheaton, MD  20902

Main Purpose of Job

Plans, develops, recommends and coordinates initiatives to promote competitive integrated employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities through business partnerships, marketing activities, staff development and the provision of technical assistance in support of the Division's goals and objectives.

POSITION DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in a business related field (preferred) or rehabilitation counseling or a 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.  Experience working with individuals who are blind, visually impaired or deaf/blind preferred.

NOTES:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 reports.  Skills to:  operate an automated client tracking system and communicate effectively using Microsoft Office products.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #17-005296-0003. 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 dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org.  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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  



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