Duties Description The Disability Review Physician Specialist would participate as a member of a disability adjudication team, in the granting or disapproval of disability claims under the Social Security law.
Incumbents of these positions will be responsible for the review of medical documentation relating to Social Security Disability claims. Specific duties include the consideration of medical evidence in disability cases to establish the existence, severity, onset and duration of medical impairments; analyze the sufficiency of medical evidence to evaluate disabilities; make a finding of fact on the medical issues assessing the severity and the impact on functional limitations imposed by the impairments; make telephone contact with treating sources to obtain clinical data; provide consultation and training to Disability Analysts; finalize adjudications.
Additional Comments Appointment to these positions is contingent upon Division of the Budget approval to fill. Full-time permanent appointments will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.
Please be advised that all hires or transfers to OTDA’s Division of Disability Determinations must submit to mandatory fingerprinting and an associated FBI background investigation by the Social Security Administration under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12. Not all prior arrests and/or convictions will prohibit appointment. Information is considered on a case-by-case basis.
For positions in the NYC area, there is a location stipend of $3026.
Candidates should reference posting 21-048 when submitting your application.
If submitting electronically, please reference posting 21-048 as part of your subject line.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingYou may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.
Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.
In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact OTDA's designee for reasonable accommodation at (518) 473-6364.