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Recruitment #18-001362-0045


Recruitment is limited to current DDS (Disability Determination Services) Contractual and Permanent employees.


State Salary Grade: 10


Post Office Box 6338

Timonium, Maryland  21093

Main Purpose of Job

Provide secretarial support services for Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisors and Specialists in the adjudication of Social Security disability claims.


Type correspondence accurately with appropriate attachments and transmit to appropriate sources; Open, review, prioritize and date stamped mail. Authorize electronic payment of all Medical Evidence of Record (MER) invoices. Verify receipt of MER on legacy system and process payment. Review Consultative Examination (CE) notices for accuracy and prepare CE letters for mailing. Assist with validation and manual indexing of electronic claims. Access voice mail system and respond to inquiries, and document on legacy system. Access and utilize necessary automated applications.



Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.


Three years performing secretarial or clerical work involving typing duties.


  1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  
  2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


Recruitment is limited to current DDS (Disability Determination Services) Contractual and Permanent employees.


Individuals selected for positions with the Maryland State Department of Education's Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete Tier 2 federal background investigation.  A suitability determination by the Social Security Administration is necessary to determine whether an employee can be issued credentials in order to have access to Social Security disability data, records, and systems.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-001362-0045. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website or TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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