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Working for the Division of Rehabilitation Services Maryland State Department of Education. Helping people reach their goals and build a future is what we do. DORS is a Mission Driven Agency. The mission of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

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Working for the

Division of Rehabilitation ServicesMaryland State Department of Education

dors is a mission driven agency
DORS is a Mission Driven Agency

The mission of the

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

is to provide leadership and support

in promoting the employment,

economic self-sufficiency and independence

of individuals with disabilities.


It’s great to work for a place where you can:

  • Help people
  • Be creative
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Be goal oriented
a variety of careers await you in
A variety of careers await you in . . .
  • More than 20 vocational rehabilitation field offices in the Office of Field Services
  • Workforce & Technology Center
  • The Disability Determination Services
  • The Office for Blindness & Vision Services
Staff Specialist and other positions at DORS Headquarters
  • Information technology, fiscal and human resource administration, business support services, security and skilled maintenance
“The DORS environment is supportive and professional. I feel comfortable asking questions or seeking professional advice from all staff and colleagues. DORS team members work collaboratively to best serve the needs of our clients.”DORS Rehabilitation Counselor
specialized skills welcome
Specialized Skills Welcome
  • Ability to speak other languages
  • Knowledge of deaf culture & sign language
  • Expertise in Assistive Technology
  • Experience in service delivery to people who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
  • Allied health professionals
vocational rehabilitation specialist disability determination services
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist: Disability Determination Services
  • Evaluates claims for the Supplemental Security Program and the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
  • Makes professional decisions regarding level of impairment, capacity of work and vocational rehabilitation potential of disabled individuals under the Social Security Act
  • Works closely with medical consultants, school personnel, and other community resources
“I like interacting

with doctors at

DDS and the

medical community

in general. I like

the fast-paced

work environment.”

Vocational Rehabilitation


vocational rehabilitation specialist field offices wtc and obvs
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist: Field Offices, WTC and OBVS
  • Provides career guidance and counseling and other individualized vocational rehabilitation services leading to employment or independent living for people with disabilities
  • Some counselors may specialize in job placement, career assessment or working with individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired.
“The most significant work I have ever done I have done with DORS.”

Avery Smith Rehabilitation Specialist

why we do what we do
Why we do what we do . . .

DORS professionals have a unique opportunity to assist clients to find answers for life’s biggest questions.

dors has a commitment to continuous improvement
DORS Has a Commitment to Continuous Improvement

“Being the best means never being satisfied with today’s accomplishments.”

E.C. Townsend, Regional Director, Eastern Shore

dors values collaboration and teamwork
DORS Values Collaboration and Teamwork

(l–r) Dr. George Albright, Dr. Bella Conanan, Dr. James Biddison, Dr. William Hakkarinen, Dr. Irving Kramer

collaboration teamwork
Collaboration & Teamwork

“The spirit of customer service, teamwork, and commitment to our mission is most impressive. I applaud it whole-heartedly and appreciate the dedication shown by all!”

Harvey Davis, Director

Office of Field Services, now retired after 38 years of service

health insurance
The State contributes a set amount of the insurance premium for each employee. Employees can purchase dental, term insurance, health care & dependent care spending accounts.

Preferred Provider Option

Point of Service

Various health maintenance organizations

Health Insurance

Each permanent employee is enrolled in the State Employees Pension System and fully vested after five years.

other benefits
Other Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation Programs
  • Direct Deposit
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
  • Credit Union
  • Blood Donor Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • US Savings Bonds
  • Salary Increases
professional development
Professional Development

DORS has a commitment to on-going development of our professionals through:

  • The Leadership Academy
  • The Mentoring Program
  • Continuing Education
continuing education
Continuing Education

DORS offers:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • In-Service and Out-Service Training
  • Continuing Education Credits
“DORS gave me the confidence to get back into the workforce at a time when I had no idea what to do.”
employment contact information
Employment Contact Information

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Office of Personnel Services and Benefits

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21218-1696


TDD 410-554-9391

Fax 410-554-9397

“We’re not simply a group of employees doing a job. We are more of a community, a family of dedicated, caring individuals. Compassion as well as professionalism are demonstrated time and time again . . . the lives of individuals are more independent, more productive, more meaningful because of your efforts.”

DORS Regional Director,

addressing staff