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Recruitment #18-006249-0001


State Salary Grade: 20 


P.O. Box 6338

Timonium, Maryland 21093

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for interpreting psychological evidence, prescribe psychological evaluation needs and participate as the psychological examiner in the adjudication of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims.


Reviews and interprets psychological evidence to establish the existence, severity, onset, duration and potential for remediation of mental impairments; analyzes the sufficiency of psychological evidence to evaluate disabilities; assesses the severity of  impairment and describes the functional limitations imposed; prescribes further development of psychological evidence from treating sources or consultant examiners; prepares a written opinion to include a statement of findings, assessment of severity and description of residual functional capacity; assures integrity of opinion based on psychiatric and psychological evidence in file, makes telephone contact with treating sources to obtain clinical data.  Provides consultation and training to disability examiners.



Determined by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists under the licensing requirements for Psychologists.


Two years of experience rendering psychological services or engaged in psychological research after receipt of the License as a Psychologist.

Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


A photocopy of your current license as a Psychologist issued by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists must be attached to the application.


Ability to interpret medical evidence to establish severity, onset and duration of medical evidence and records results on federal forms electronically; ability to analyze the sufficiency of psychological and psychiatric data and describes functional limitations according to federal regulations; ability to speak, explain complex medical and programmatic issues as they relate to SSI and SSDI regulations; and provide consultation and training to disability examiners.


Individuals selected for positions with the Maryland State Department of Education's Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete 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.



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-006249-0001. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications.

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.

This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. 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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.