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Recruitment #21-005298-0003


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.


Standard Salary Schedule Grade: 18


2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate the Division's program and policy for rehabilitation services for deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) consumers, and to provide statewide administrative support and technical assistance in the areas of programs, services, and employment supports to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.


To enhance vocational rehabilitation employment services to individuals who are D/HH, by coordinating, planning, and developing statewide activities and specialized programs or projects. Collaborates with community partners in areas of special D/HH needs. Provides leadership and technical assistance to DORS staff regarding policies, procedures, agency practices, and job placement issues, such as reasonable accommodations or application of Assistive Technology (A.T.). Provides community leadership, technical assistance and consultation to employers, public, private, non-profit agencies, community rehabilitation programs, and other organizations. on specific job placement and employment activities. Works collaboratively with agency Business Services Specialists to improve successful employment development and outcomes, and ensure they are aware of reasonable accommodations specific to D/HH consumers. Recruit, train, and monitor vendors who specifically serve D/HH consumers, for quality and effectiveness of services. Develops and provides orientation and training curriculum for new Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD), and new Supervisors.



Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, or closely related Human Services field or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.


Three years in the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation services to individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing, or otherwise directly serving the vocational needs of individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.


  1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work. 
  2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Work experience developing and maintaining relations within the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community, including colleges/universities and non-profit organizations.


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

  • Candidate that is Deaf/Hard of Hearing and is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Professional experience providing leadership.
  • Professional experience developing and providing training. 


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.


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.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-005298-0003. 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 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 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.  

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.