Reasonable Accommodations

The County will provide, upon request, reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the agency. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the hiring process or work environment or in the way work is performed that results in equal employment opportunity for an individual with a qualifying disability.

Applying for a job vacancy:

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact MC311 at 240-777-0311, or OHR Front Desk at 240-777-5044, or 240-773-3556 TTY and request a Human Resources Specialist for assistance and guidance. You may also request a reasonable accommodation for the selection process via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Office of Human Resources where staff will be happy to assist you. The Office of Human Resources is located at 101 Monroe Street, 7th floor, Rockville, Maryland.

Interviewing for a job:

Applicants who need a reasonable accommodation for the interview process should request the accommodation from the hiring manager at the time the interview is scheduled. However, applicants with disabilities are not required to disclose their disability prior to or during an interview. An interviewer may ask questions about job qualifications and about how the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job. An interviewer is prohibited from asking questions about an applicant's disability that are not relevant to the applicant's ability to perform the essential job functions of the vacancy at issue.

If you are hired:

Qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations, upon request, during the period of employment. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation are responsible for making their needs known to their supervisors or Occupational Medical Services. Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job, and/or where and how job tasks are performed. Examples of reasonable accommodations include providing interpreters or readers; modifying job duties; restructuring work sites; providing flexible work schedules; and providing accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment.