Montgomery County Customized Employment Public Intern Project Description

Maryland

The Customized Employment Public Intern Project was created based on the County’s knowledge that people with significant disabilities often have difficulty accessing County government positions. As an employer, Montgomery County recognizes that there are many job candidates with significant disabilities who have much to offer but have difficulty competing for traditional jobs within the government.
 
To go above and beyond what other County and State agencies have done, Montgomery County has established an initiative to create flexible work opportunities for individuals to fulfill the work requirements of County departments. All County departments will have the opportunity to work with a customized employment career specialist to identify and create part-time position descriptions based on the department’s need. Individuals with significant disabilities will be matched to work tasks based on their interests, skills and competencies. The hope is that the public interns will gain job experience and training to be able to compete for merit positions within the County, as well as at other places of employment.”
 
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
Other: 
  • Montgomery County Maryland
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