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Recruitment #19-005209-0003


Recruitment is limited to permanent full-time Disability Determination Services (DDS) employees.


State Salary Grade: 17


P.O. Box 6338

Timonium, Maryland  21093

Main Purpose of Job

Provide leadership and direction to a unit of Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, VR Technical Specialists and Office Secretaries who develop and adjudicate Social Security and Supplemental Security Income electronic disability claims ensuring that these claims are processed in an accurate, timely, and cost-effective manner.


Plans, organizes, directs, and controls all aspects of the work assigned to a section of Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, VR Technical Specialists, and Office Secretaries; devises methods to achieve Federal and State performance standards of accuracy, delayed rates, production, processing time, and consultative examination expenditures; reviews and assesses disability claims at all levels of adjudication; participates in ongoing strategic planning for organization goals; implements Division policy, program directives, and administrative instructions; establishes and maintains effective working relations with Federal, State, and local organizations and agencies; monitors and assesses staff performance.



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


A total of four years of professional work experience in providing disability determination services; two years must have been as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Specialist at the full performance level in the adjudication or processing of Social Security Disability claims.


Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation policies, procedures, regulations, and directives in the administration of disability determination services; knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation services; knowledge of the analysis and interpretation of complex and varied medical, psychological, and vocations reports; knowledge of research techniques in determining program effectiveness and in recommending courses of action for improved performance; ability to train and motivate staff; ability to organize and direct the activities of an administrative unit and to supervise the work of others; ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary services; ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and other professionals; ability to plan and organize assigned work to accomplish established goals in a timely manner.


Recruitment is limited to permanent full-time Disability Determination Services (DDS) employees.


  • No compressed work schedules and selected applicant must provide 5:00 p.m. coverage for their section.
  • 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 #19-005209-0003. 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.