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Job Class: Disability Program Specialist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/01/2020
Closing Date: 10/07/2020
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
Division/Unit: Disability Determination Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $25.71- $37.82 /hourly
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Note, this is an Intermittent position, and does not work a predictable work schedule, and possibly only working about 8-10 hours a week.
There are no benefits with this position.
This position will use Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program knowledge and experience to investigate and analyze complex disability cases to insure claims are receipted and adjudicated in accordance with SSA Disability Regulations. To act as a liaison between the Minnesota Disability Determination Services (DDS) and SSA District Offices to resolve claims related issues. To identify, document, test, train, and implement business process changes to ensure efficient disability claim adjudication.
At least one year of professional level work experience as an advanced professional (i.e. Disability Specialist) for the Social Security Administration.
Knowledge and experience with all aspects of the SSA law, amendments, operational policies and guidelines as they pertain to initial and continuing eligibility for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Experience with complex SSA disability initial claims, Age 18 continuing disability reviews and reconsiderations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to successfully present complicated subjects to both new and existing staff.
Experience as a DDS Supervisor or Trainer
Experience writing training materials and policy
This position requires successful completion of the following:
Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It includes contact with the applicant's former employers.
Individuals selected for positions with the Minnesota Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete 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.
Finalists must pass a preliminary check prior to a job offer being made. A full background investigation will follow. Further details will be provided during the interview process.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, or wish to submit your C700 certificate before 11:59 p.m. on the posting close date, contact Sue Zeches at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-259-7107.
Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, veteran friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application and search tools, please contact Karen Lilledahl at 651-259-7089 or Karen.Lilledahl@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.
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