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STAFF SPECIALIST II EDUCATION

Recruitment #19-005297-0006

Introduction

Recruitment limited to Permanent Full-Time DDS employees.

Note: This recruitment is to fill three vacancies.

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

P. O. Box 6338

Timonium MD 21093

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional positions responsible for providing a quality assurance function as mandated by public law and Federal regulations to ensure that Social Security quality standards are met, and that Social Security and Supplemental Security income disability determinations are made accurately and promptly for the citizens of Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

Conduct comprehensive individual claims analysis; conduct training of DDS staff, SSA personnel, and various other government and medical agencies; independently design and conduct comprehensive studies to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of existing agency procedures that affect workflow, policies, budget, and claims production; analyze claims returned from federal quality review components in which substantive medical, vocational, or technical deficiencies have been cited; perform other related duties and other special assignments in response to agency needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Master’s Degree and/or Course work in Management, Supervision of Administration is preferred.  

EXPERIENCE:  

Two years of professional work experience in disability determination services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist in the adjudication or processing of Social Security Disability claims.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

In-depth knowledge of Social Security laws and regulations; knowledge of the analysis and interpretation of complex and varied medical, psychological, and vocational reports; knowledge of research techniques in determining program effectiveness and in recommending course of action for improved performance; skill in communicating both orally and in writing; ability to develop and conduct training; ability to plan and organize assigned work to accomplish established goals in a timely manner; ability to establish effective working relationships; ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO PERMANENT FULL-TIME DDS EMPLOYEES ONLY.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 note: These positions do not allow for Compressed Work Schedules. 

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-005297-0006. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Selective 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 dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org. 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.