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Duties Description 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.
Additional Comments Positions being filled are permanent, non-competitive, 30 to 36 hours per week. 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.
A wide range of medical specialties are needed to process disability claims. Vacancies in various specialties will be filled subject to hiring approvals and program need. Letters of application should include geographic location preference.
**Candidates should reference posting CR-#18-002 when submitting your application.** If submitting electronically, please reference posting CR-#18-002 as part of your subject line.
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Notes on ApplyingApplicants 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 the Office of Equal Opportunity Diversity in Albany at (518) 473-8555.