Employees in this job perform a variety of support duties in assisting Disability Examiners.
The work involves frequent contacts with medical services and others to obtain and verify medical information needed to determine eligibility.Quality assurance reviews are performed within this group, independently reviewing Social Security documentation for accuracy and identifying potential problems and errors in accordance with established methods, practices, policies, procedures, and guidelines governing the adjudication of Social Security disability claims.Contacts are made with physicians and hospitals to determine the existence and availability of information relevant to claims and requests of medical records.Relevant data is entered on disability claims into the computer system.
Computer data is retrieved, reviewed, and evaluated as needed.
Instructions, procedures, and any modifications or changes of proper methods may be explained to agency staff.Performs general typing, photocopying, and distribution of cases, mail, or other materials.
Performs any other studies as assigned.See complete position description here: General Office Assistant - Position Description Required Education and Experience EducationEducational level typically acquired through completion of high school.ExperienceGeneral Office Assistant 5No specific type or amount of experience is required.General Office Assistant 6One year of administrative support experience.General Office Assistant E7Two years of administrative support experience, including one year equivalent to the intermediate level.
Additional Requirements and Information The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.View the job specification at: Job SpecificationThis position is located in the DDS Western Area, 5th Floor, Comerica Building, 151 South Rose, Kalamazoo, MI 49007Individuals selected for positions with the Michigan Disability Determination Service (DDS) will be required to pass a complete federal background investigation as required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). 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.Additional information on the HSPD-12 background investigation is at the following link:Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12Fill out and attach the following forms to your application:Fair Credit Authorization FormDeclaration of Federal Employment FormTo be considered for this position you must:apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application.
Hard copy applications are not accepted.relevant experience and/or education referred to in supplemental questions must be documented in resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment.
Dates of employmentshould include month and year and hours per week.attach a cover letter.if applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts.
We do not accept web-based,internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts.
Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.Failure to complete any of the above items mayresult in your application not being considered.
See instructions for attaching files here: InstructionsYOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS INTERVIEWED WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS.For information about this specific position, contact Steve Mayer at or 517-241-7595MDHHSJobs State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and are worth about 40% of your salary
This page gives a brief explanation of some of the benefits that are provided by the State of Michigan according to union contracts or Civil Service Rules.
See details on these and other employment information.Leave TimeFull time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation leave days per year.
Employees also receive 13 sick days per year, and employees receive 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities.
Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.HolidaysState employees receive 12 scheduled holidays each year, which include New Years Eve Day and New Years Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day just to name a few.Alternative Work SchedulesFlexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.Insurance and Other BenefitsInsurances include health, vision, dental and life.
Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, long term disability, long term care insurance, and legal services.
Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and child care are also available.Deferred CompensationEmployees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program.
The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount you want deducted from your paycheck.RetirementEmployees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund.
If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match that percentage (up to 3%). ORS administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: a Defined Benefit (DB) plan and a Defined Contribution (DC) plan.
Use thefollowing link for detailed information:Two plans for State Employees 01 GNOFAST - Do you possess at least an educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school?
Yes No 02 GNOFAST - Please select your level of experience.
None One to two years of administrative support experience.
Two to three years of administrative support experience, including one year equivalent to the intermediate level.
At least three years of administrative support experience, including two years equivalent to the intermediate level or one year equivalent to the experienced level.
03 How many years of experience dealing with customers as part of your daily duties to obtain detailed information either on the phone or in person do you possess?
(If you possess, you must document in your application materials to allow for accurate screening.) 5 or more years of experience 3-4 years of experience 1-2 years of experience Less than 1 year of experience No experience 04 How many years of administrative support experience do you possess working in an office setting?
Administrative support is work where the main duties and responsibilities involve office support work in such areas as answering telephones, customer and staff support, work processing, data production, database and the file maintenance, performing calculations, and secretarial office coordination?
(If you possess, you must document in your application materials to allow for accurate screening.) 5 or more years of experience 3-4 years of experience 1-2 years of experience Less than 1 year of experience No experience 05 How many years of experience working with a multi-line phone system do you possess?
(If you possess, you must document in your application materials to allow for accurate screening.) 5 or more years experience 3-4 years of experience 1-2 years of experience Less than 1 year of experience No experience 06 How many years of experience do you possess in a job that requires knowledge of medical and technical terminology?
(If you possess, you must document in your application materials to allow for accurate screening). 5 or more years of experience 3-4 years of experience 1-2 years of experience Less than 1 year of experience No experience 07 How many years of experience do you possess in a job that requires scanning/faxing documents?
(If you possess, you must document in your application materials to allow for accurate screening). 5 or more years of experience 3-4 years of experience 1-2 years of experience Less than 1 year of experience No experience 08 *From the options below, which accurately describes your current status?
(A current state employee works for an actual state department such as the Department of Corrections, the Department of Transportation, etc.) A current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) employee A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) employee in layoff status A current State of Michigan (non-MDHHS) employee A State of Michigan (non-MDHHS) employee in layoff status None of the above 09 *Have you been disciplined, dismissed, resigned in lieu of dismissal, or been suspended within the last two years?
(Reprimands need not be reported.) Yes No 10 *If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain.
If no, please enter N/A.
11 *Do you have any objection to being finger printed or drug tested?
Yes No 12 *Do you possess a valid driver's license?
If yes, list state issued by, license number, expiration date.
If no, type N/A.
13 Did you attach a cover letter and a copy of your rsum to your application?
(Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.) Yes No 14 Are you currently classified as a MDHHS General Office Assistant?