Position Number: 22079228
Posting End Date: Jul 29, 2021
Anticipated Starting Salary: 39999.86
DDSSA Claims Adjudicator I (multiple positions)
These positons are located in Little Rock and the job duties will be performed onsite.
Starting salary of $39,999.86, which is non-negotiable.
Current State Employees will have their salary adjusted to $39,999.86 regardless of their tenure, current pay grade or current salary.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
New Hires will go through a 2-year Training & Mentoring Program. Following the satisfactory completion of the 12-month probation period, the salary increases by 5% and following the satisfactory completion of the 24-month probation period, the salary increases to $45,000. Additional advancement is available through competitive promotions.
Minimum qualifications is a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. The Bachelor's Degree CANNOT be substituted.
To be considered for employment, qualified applicants will have to sit for a written examination. Applicants that meet the cut-off score will be scheduled for an interview that will likely take place the following week.
Applicants that receive a "contingent" offer of employment will have to complete a Federal form needed to obtain a prescreening decision. An "official" offer of employment will be extended following a favorable prescreening decision.
The written examination will be administered on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Little Rock.
Due to limited space and the need to ensure adequate distance between applicants, there will be at least two testing sessions on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The first session will start around 8:00AM with the second session starting shortly after the first session ends. Exact times are TBD.
On Friday, July 30th, you will receive an email that contains information as to which session you are scheduled for, the testing location, an exam description, as well as additional details.
All applications must be submitted online through ARCareers.arkansas.gov
Class Code: X143C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00
The Department of Disability and Social Security Administration Adjudicator I is responsible for determining eligibility for federal Social Security disability benefits for initial adult cases. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Gathers information for Social Security disability claims by requesting further medical records and other relevant physical or mental evidence from acceptable sources. Summarizes medical and non-medical evidence to describe information that relates to medical or mental impairment criteria, as established in the Social Security Listings of Impairments for program eligibility.
Determines whether case evidence and documentation is sufficient to justify allowing or denying a social security disability claim. Schedules claimants for various mental or physical examinations so that cases may be fully developed to the point where a decision can be made. Obtains vocational information from claimants and former employers to write vocational analyses to assess whether claimants can return to past relevant work or the claimants have the capacity to perform other work based on physical and mental restrictions.
Consults with agency medical and psychological staff to arrive at a determination and to obtain residual functional assessment (i.e. the highest level of work related physical, mental, and/or social demands the claimant can be expected to perform). Finalizes claim review results by following Agency policy and Social Security disability regulations and completing forms, data base information, and notices to claimants of the decision. May Interpret and communicate eligibility requirements, polices, and procedures to others. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Social Security disability rules and regulations. Knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, and disease processes.
Ability to review and analyze medical evidence/records. Ability to present orally and/or in writing medical and non-medical case information. Ability to analyze medical reports, according to criteria, and make appropriate determinations. Ability to interpret manuals, rules, and regulations Ability to perform vocational analysis to determine whether a claimant is eligible for disability benefits due to vocational considerations.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, biological, life sciences, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Name: Melissa Thomas
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
State Of Arkansas