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STAFF SPECIALIST II EDUCATION

Recruitment #21-005297-0004

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: Grade 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

Support the Division of Rehabilitation Services through coordination and management of a comprehensive volunteer services program statewide; to facilitate and enhance services to individuals with significant disabilities through volunteer services; to provide technical assistance, support and leadership for agency activities and special events.

POSITION DUTIES

Maintain an in depth knowledge of DORS organization, goals and objectives, work activities and opportunities for volunteer support throughout the Division. Coordinate and manage the DORS volunteer services program, to include identification of agency needs, recruitment, orientation and support of volunteers, provide accurate information in print and online about the Volunteer Services program, maintain the volunteer database, provide orientation to DORS interns, evaluate program effectiveness and prepare an annual report. Provide leadership for DORS events, including blood drives, Cancer Awareness activities, Maryland Charities campaign, annual recognition of Volunteers, MRA-DORS annual training conference and other DORS-sponsored events as requested as liaison between DORS and the non-profit Friends of WTC. Conduct outreach and participate in professional organizations related to Volunteer Services, to include the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, the Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services, and Senior Community Service Employment program and other programs that provide volunteer assistance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

EXPERIENCE: 

Two years of administrative, librarian, teaching or rehabilitation work in education, library or rehabilitation programs.  

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

       Experience managing volunteer activities in a work environment or in the community

       Involvement as a volunteer in a work environment or in the community

       Experience managing special projects in a work environment or in the community

       Specialized academic training in the area of volunteerism     

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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 #21-005297-0004.  The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Selective 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.maryland.gov 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.