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STAFF SPECIALIST III EDUCATION

RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO PERMANENT DDS EMPLOYEES

Recruitment #14-005298-002

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

P. O. Box 6338

Timonium MD 21093

Main Purpose of Job

To coordinate Agency quality assurance and Policy functions 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. To evaluate and monitor quality issues and policy changes in all aspects of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims processing.

POSITION DUTIES

Determines the sufficiency of electronic and/or paper medical and vocational documentation, for each case reviewed by the federal component.  Recommends which agency problem areas or trends warrant further investigation or evaluation through special studies.  Determine the appropriate methods of conducting the special studies to improve internal quality.  Recommends which deficiencies cited on cases returned from the federal components should be submitted for rebuttal.  Make decisions concerning the intent of new or changes in policies that affect the DDS and how to implement them.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Master's Degree or equivalent 36-post baccalaureate credit hours is preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE: Five years of professional experience in the adjudication of Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Insurance disability claims. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for two of the required five years of experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge to exercise sound judgment and initiative; ability to review all federal returns and prepare appropriate claims for rebuttals; ability to coordinate and conduct quality meetings, which include all DQB data and internal QA reviews to ensure Federal goals met as well as conduct and provide feedback on all studies identified to improve internal quality; ability to handle special assignments for the agency or SSA components in response to agency needs and coordinate training with the Training Officer on issues identified on special studies and DQB and agency trends; ability to conduct trend analyses and provide feedback;  ability to interpret, write and communicate all SSA policies affecting the DDS staff.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO PERMANENT DDS EMPLOYEES

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-005298-002. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements 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.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

Individuals selected for the positions with the Maryland State Department of Education, Disability Determination Services will go through a complete federal background investigation.  A suitable 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

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. 



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