Job Class: Disability Program SpecialistWorking Title: Trainer-Policy Writer
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/01/2018
Closing Date: 10/08/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employment and Economic Development
Division/Unit: Disability Determination Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: on-call, as needed
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $24.53 - $36.09/hourly;
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This is an intermittent, on call as needed position.
This position will create lesson plans and training curriculum for new DDS Staff and for continuing education of all DDS staff. To identify training needs and create training materials based on quality analysis and changing procedural requirements.
To create and update DDS policy as directed by SSA, DEED, or DDS Management. To assist with planning of equipment and facility changes and upgrades based on agency needs.
At least one year of experience as a 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 SSI disability benefits.
Experience with complex initial claims, routine continuing disability reviews (MINE claims) 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:
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.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
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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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