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Business Services Specialist (3 positions available)

Staff Specialist I

Recruitment #23-005296-0001


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. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.




There are three contractual positions located in the following counties.  Please make sure to select on the employment application for which location(s) you are willing to accept employment.

Baltimore City
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Baltimore County
300 E. Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286  

Montgomery County
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 605
Wheaton, Maryland 20902


These are professional positions in the field of vocational rehabilitation responsible for planning, developing and coordinating programs and initiatives to promote competitive integrated employment outcomes for persons with significant disabilities.

Duties Include:

  • Promote and market the employment of persons who have significant disabilities by developing active partnerships with businesses and business-related organizations and workforce partners, such as chambers of commerce, Business Leadership Networks, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), DLLR, American Job Centers, and commerce and economic development offices. 
  • Collaborate with community and workforce partners to develop employment alliances or job placement networks. Provide technical assistance and training to businesses throughout the state regarding interviewing and hiring persons with disabilities, disability etiquette, tax credit opportunities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations. 
  • Coordinate customized training program opportunities with local businesses and DORS Business Services staff. 
  • Consult regularly with VR Specialists and consumers to provide technical assistance regarding individual employment goals and job readiness, including guidance on job applications and resumes. 
  • Facilitate employment-related workshops providing training on job readiness activities for DORS consumers.
  • Provide resource information and consultation on a regular schedule regarding labor market information, trends, economic development and workforce opportunities to support DORS staff responsible for providing career guidance to persons with significant disabilities. 
  • Serve as an integral member of the agency’s statewide business services team. 


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field(preferred) or rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: One year of professional experience in business and/or job placement and job development or professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field. 

  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.


  • Bilingual skills preferred. 
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.


Candidates must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


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. 


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

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.

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.

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