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SSA Disability Claims Examiner

Recruitment #18-006805-0002


Physician Salary Scale: Grade 35


Post Office Box 6338

Timonium, Maryland  21093

Main Purpose of Job

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.


Reviews and interprets medical evidence to establish the existence, severity, onset, duration and potential for remediation of medical impairments; analyzes the sufficiency of medical evidence to evaluate disabilities; assesses the severity of impairment and describes the functional limitations imposed; prescribes further development of 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 medical evidence in file, makes telephone contact with treating sources to obtain clinical data.  Provides consultation and training to disability examiners.



Possession of a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university.  


A total of four years of experience in the practice of medicine.

  1. Applicants must be certified by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in an area of medical specialization.
  2. Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. 

A copy of the current license must be attached to the application.


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.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-006805-0002. 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. 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.