Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Service Specialist

Recruitment #210621-3230EA-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), Bureau of Disability Determination Services, is seeking to fill an Education Service Specialist position. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting reviews on the medical, vocational, technical, and legal aspects of a wide range of disability claims as well as providing training to case processing and medical consultant staff. This Education Service Specialist position will be responsible for ensuring DDS staff is compliant with the overall policies and criteria of the SSA disability program involving initial, reconsideration, and continuing review claims. This position will be expected to provide feedback orally and in writing on disability policy and technical issues and also provide guidance and training to consultant staff regarding residual functional capacity evaluations and other assessment forms. This Education Services Specialist will need to organize a high volume of work to meet accuracy and production requirements, analyze data to identify trends, draw well-supported conclusions, and prepare management information reports. This position may assist with training, policy review and workloads when necessary.

Are you interested in joining our team as an Education Service Specialist? We encourage you to apply today! This is a permanent, 35-hour per week, full-time position, based in Hartford.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Aging and Disability Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at 


In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services, and Education assists in planning and executing a program for the improvement of education in the State, responsible under supervision for carrying out specific assignments of limited difficulty and scope.


Assists in the development and administration of educational programs and services offered by the State; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may personally administer certain phases of educational program within the framework of bureau policy; may assist in directing the routine functioning of the bureau; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; ability to prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with others.


A Master's degree and three (3) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training as approved by the Board of Education.


  • Experience with the Social Security Disability regulations, policies, and methods
  • Experience conducting quality reviews on Social Security Disability claims
  • Experience explaining disability policy and technical issues to disability examiners and medical consultants
  • Experience with production requirements and deadlines


Must hold an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.