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Recruitment #13-006805-001


Division of Rehabilitation Services/ Disability Determination Services




P.O. Box 6338 Timonium, Maryland 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, duration of medical 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 Psychiatry by the American Medical Association Specialty Board. 


 1. Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland State 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.



Applicants must complete the Maryland State Department of Education Application form indicating application for Physician Program Specialist (Psychiatrist)Announcement# 13-006805-001-Timonium, MD. 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. To obtain a Position Announcement and a State Application, please call the Job Line at (410)554-9396. TDD# (410)554-9399, or visit our website at  www.maryland or Completed applications and inquiries must be  directed to Denise Metzger, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore,   MD 21218.  (Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.)  

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 nonselection or termination of employment.   

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

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.