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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #21-005044-0001

Introduction

Several positions available.

GRADE

ASTD 12

LOCATION OF POSITION

211 Schilling Circle, Suite 100

Hunt Valley, Maryland  21030

Main Purpose of Job

To make professional decisions regarding the level of impairment, the capacity for work and the vocational rehabilitation potential of disabled applicants under the Social Security Act. Efficiently process adult and initial childhood and reconsideration claims; initial continuing disability review claims.

POSITION DUTIES

Determines eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income Payments; secures appropriate medical, vocational and psychological documentation as required by established federal standards; provides general information about Disability Determination Services; uses medical terminology to accurately describe impairments; evaluates evidence to determine the degree and severity of disabilities in each electronic case; makes recommendations to award or deny benefits; writes determinations and defends the assessments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience:  Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of medical/disability terminology.
  • Experience with electronic case management or a similar software program.

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.  

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-005044-0001. 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.

 TTY Users:  call via Maryland Relay

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.  

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. 

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