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STAFF SPECIALIST III EDUCATION

Employment Services

Recruitment #21-005298-0005

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.

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

GRADE

Salary Grade: 18

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this job is to provide leadership, management, coordination and direct specialized technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of the Division’s Employment Services and Business Engagement initiatives; both at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC), by supervising and managing the Employment Services unit; and statewide by working in collaboration with the entire Agency Business Services team, to promote business engagement, create Customized Training opportunities and expand DORS services for Registered Apprenticeship, Pre-Apprenticeship and Youth Apprenticeship opportunities for consumers.

POSITION DUTIES

The position will supervise, direct, train and evaluate the staff of the WTC Employment Services Department to ensure the achievement of the department's program goals and outcome measures, including the implementation of the relevant objectives of the consumers' IPE, related to achieving measurable skills gains, credentials, successful employment outcomes and other required measures, in compliance with WIOA, state and federal laws, COMAR and Center/Agency policies. It takes a lead role in collaborating with DORS’ WIOA Workforce Partner Agencies, particularly the Department of Labor, in relation to Registered Apprenticeship initiatives; as well as with numerous community partners/colleges, the business community throughout Maryland; as well as businesses nationally in collaboration with the CSAVR-Net team. The position will develop, coordinate, and provide direct technical assistance for WTC Customized Training programs and On-The-Job Training activities with national and local business partners statewide; working collaboratively with the Agency's regional Business Services Representatives, as well as with other Center and Agency staff statewide to provide employment opportunities and outcomes for consumers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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

Experience:

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

Notes:

  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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Work experience providing employment services to people with disabilities and supports to businesses hiring people with disabilities.
  • Work experience demonstrating business engagement knowledge and skills.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Supervision experience, preferably in the area of Employment Services  
  • Professional experience providing leadership and program development
  • Professional experience planning and providing training activities and presentations 
  • Work experience related to WIOA Common Performance Measures documentation

Selection Plan

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.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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

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 #21-005298-0005. 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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov

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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