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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #21-005209-0002

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Standard Salary Schedule: 17

LOCATION OF POSITION

2525 Riva Road, Suite 101

Annapolis, MD  21401

(Actual work location can be negotiated since there are several offices that this position supervises.)

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for the supervision of professional and support staff in the Office for Blindness and Vision Services unit that covers the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties. This position is responsible for the management of staff and programs to ensure the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy as it applies to the Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living Older Blind, and Pre Employment Transitioning Services.  

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 agencies, businesses, and organizations; serves as a resource of information about employers and employment opportunities and initiates activities to foster community awareness, employment, and independent living of individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree and/or course work in Management, Supervision or Administration.

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

  • Experience with an electronic case management or similar software program is preferred.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) employees.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the 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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-005209-0002. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite minimum qualifications for the position. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered. 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. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391. 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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.