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Recruitment #21-002588-0054



The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


Standard Salary Schedule: Grade 18


211 Schilling Circle, Suite 100

Hunt Valley, MD  21031

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, overseeing, and monitoring three programs within the Division's Maryland Disability Determination Services (DDS): (1) Social Security Cooperative Disability Investigation (CDI) Unit functions, and adjudicate claims for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) (2) SSA Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12, and (3) local Security Officer as specified in the Social Security laws and regulations as they pertain to the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs.


Directs plans, organizes, and supervise staff who participate in the information gathering process that will resolve questions of fraud in the SSA programs. Provide policy interpretations and application of the procedures from the SSA policy. Coordinate and oversees DDS business process for handling the adjudication of fraudulent claims. Works cooperatively with SSA Headquarters, SSA Regional Office, and DDS staff to ensure adherence to SSA's Homeland Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). Oversees the implementation of the standardized credentialing process to all new employees and assists with resolving security-credentialing issues for all staff.  Directs and coordinates the sponsorship and issuance phases of the credentialing process.  Serve as the Local Security Officer with the responsibility for implementing SSA Security policies and procedures.  Establishes, maintains, and updates DDS Security Plan. Conducts annual internal security self-reviews. Monitors the security safeguards pertaining to all automated systems and physical systems. Informs SSA Regional Office of any security breaches, irregularities, problems, or security related needs.  Evaluates security procedures and practices, and conducts training and orientation on all phases of security. When necessary, prepares electronic incident reports and submits to SSA. Administers assignment of top security PINS, passwords.   Coordinates State security activities with DORS Security Officer as needed. Participates in State and Federal Security Audits.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures. 


1.  Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 
2.  Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience. 
3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


  • At least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience adjudicating disability claims at all levels.


Recruitment is limited to current Disability Determination Services (DDS) employees only..


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-002588-0054. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

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 at or TDD (410) 554-9399. 

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9394. 

Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. 

Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.