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Recruitment #19-005044-0002


State Salary Grade: 12


2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218


A Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist I is the entry level of work in rehabilitation or disability determination services in the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services.

This position plans, implements, and coordinates rehabilitation and employment services for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Deaf/HOH) being served at the Workforce & Technology Center and provides services within Regional offices throughout the State of Maryland. This position works in partnership with the regional Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf and the local business community to develop job opportunities, provide job placement and on-the-job supports to promote worksite integration, and assists consumers in obtaining and maintaining employment. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to Deaf/HOH individuals that contribute to the achievement of established employment goals, objectives, and outcomes.

In this position, the incumbent will: Place Deaf/HOH individuals into employment and provide support services; perform job development and job placement activities for DORS consumers who have graduated from WTC Training Programs and support employment services to other regions as needed; provide job seeking skills training; consult on job readiness and placement issues and labor market trends; communication and cultural information as it relates to Deaf/HOH people; ADA and accommodation issues for DORS staff and consumers; interface with businesses throughout the state to develop employment, internship and on-the-job training opportunities and to provide information and technical assistance on employment of Deaf/HOH individuals; assist in staff training on job development/placement and labor market issues; maintain AND liaison with organizations and committees concerned with employment; give presentations as needed related to employment; maintain files on businesses, employment-ready consumers, and job orders; document consumer contact and job placement activities.   


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree

Experience: None required


Fluency in American Sign Language is required.


Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum and selective 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.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to:  DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. 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 the online application system, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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