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Schedule A for Applicants with Disabilities

Special Hiring Authorities (Schedule A) are available for people with disabilities. If you meet the requirements listed below, you may be hired without competing against other applicants:

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must have a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Disabilities may include mental retardation, psychiatric disorders, muscular or neurological disorders, and less obvious disabilities such as lupus, AIDS, diabetes, or heart disease.
  2. You must be certified by a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal Agency, State Agency, or Agency of the District of Columbia or U.S. Territory that issues or provides disability benefits. You must submit this documentation by the closing date of this announcement.
  3. You must meet the qualification requirements for the position.

If you are selected for the position, a second letter certifying job readiness must be provided prior to appointment stating that the duties of the position have been evaluated and it has been determined that you are likely to succeed in the performance of these duties. The letter must also state what reasonable accommodations, if any, are required. Certification of job readiness can be provided by any entity listed in 2 above.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance with the application process, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this posting by calling a relay operator at 800-735-2258. For more info on available services available, visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

This page last reviewed on June 19, 2014

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