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SSA Disability Claims Examiner

Recruitment #18-006805-0001



Physician Salary Schedule: Scale 35


P. O. Box 6338

Timonium MD 21093

Main Purpose of Job

This is a position designated as a Special Appointment and serves as a medical reviewer examining psychiatric and psychological evidence of record to provide consultative services as part of the adjudication of disability claims, in accordance with regulations of the Social Security Administration.


Interprets medical evidence to establish the existence, severity, onset, and duration of mental impairments; analyzes the sufficiency of psychological evidence to evaluate disabilities and describes functional limitations imposed; prescribes further development of psychological evidence from treating sources or consultant examiners, prepares a written 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 and written contact to treating sources to obtain clinical data.  Provides consultation  and training to disability examiners.



Possession of a Degree in Medicine and certification in General  Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry By the American Medical Association Specialty Board.  


5 years of experience must be in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  


  1. Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A photocopy of the current registration card must be attached to the application. 
  2. Applicants not yet possessing a license to practice medicine in Maryland but who are eligible for licensure must attach a photocopy of a letter from the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance stating eligible by reciprocity or endorsement.  Applicants will not be appointed until they have received a license from the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance.  The board may be contacted at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215.     


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. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-006805-0001. 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.