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STAFF SPECIALIST II

RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO PERMANENT DDS EMPLOYEES ONLY

Recruitment #13-005297-002

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES

GRADE

 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

P.O. Box 6338 Timonium, MD 21093

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing a quality assurance function as mandated by public law and Federal regulations to ensure that Social Security quality standards are met, and that Social Security and Supplemental Security income disability determinations are made accurately and promptly for the citizens of Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

Conduct comprehensive individual claims analysis; conduct training of DDS staff, SSA personnel, and various other government and medical agencies; independently design and conduct comprehensive studies to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of existing agency procedures that affect workflow, policies, budget, and claims production; analyze claims returned from federal quality review components in which substantive medical, vocational, or technical deficiencies have been cited; perform other related duties and other special assignments in response to agency needs

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:   Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Master’s Degree and/or Course work in Management, Supervision of Administration is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:   A total of two years of professional work experience in disability determination services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist in the adjudication or processing of Social Security Disability claims.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

In-depth knowledge of Social Security laws and regulations; knowledge of the analysis and interpretation of complex and varied medical, psychological, and vocational reports; knowledge of research techniques in determining program effectiveness and in recommending course of action for improved performance; skill in communicating both orally and in writing; ability to develop and conduct training; ability to plan and organize assigned work to accomplish established goals in a timely manner; ability to establish effective working relationships; ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO PERMANENT DDS EMPLOYEES ONLY

SELECTION PROCESS

The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to Social Security Administration records and systems. 

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND HEALTH BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete a State of Maryland online application for Employment. If  you are unable to submit a online application , please download a paper application .(Please indicate on your  application the listed vacancy announcement number  that you are  applying  for Staff Specialist II -Announcement #13-005297-002- Timonium, MD.  The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. Please fax any supporting documents to (410-554-9397.) To obtain a Position Announcement and a State Application, please call the JobLine (410) 554-9396.  TDD # (410) 554-9399, or visit our website www.marylandpublicschools.org or DORS website www.dors.state.md.us. Completed applications and inquiries must be directed to Denise Metzger, DORS Personnel, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.  All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.  Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  This position has been designated as a Special Appointment.The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to Social Security Administration records and systems. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment.

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As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



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