Disability Determination Adjudicator 1

at (OMB) Office of Mang. and Budget State of Delaware in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Disability Determination Adjudicator I

Recruitment #100121-MDDS01-600800

Opening Date 10/2/2021 12:00:00 AM Closing Date 3/30/2022 11:59:00 PM Type of Recruitment Open Competitive Salary Yearly: $32,731.00/Min - $40,789.00/Mid Salary Plan M37 Pay Grade 10 Shift Hours 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Employment Type Actual Vacancies Employment Term Regular Agency DOL/Voc Rehab Svcs / Location(s) Dis Det Svs at Creekwood: (920 W. Basin Road, New Castle, DE, 19720) Contact Name DHR-DOL Human Resources Office Contact Phone 302-761-8011 This is the first level of disability determination adjudication work.  Career Ladder Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level. Essential Functions Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Reviews claims and plans case development to adjudicate claims.
  • Gathers necessary medical, vocational and other evidence by telephone and letter contact to clarify initially submitted information and obtain additional information needed to adjudicate a case.
  • Reviews and analyzes medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, educational and vocational evidence to determine the severity of medically determinable impairments, justifiable onset date, and credible work-related limitations in accordance with Federal regulations and programmatic mandates.
  • Requests consultative medical examinations to adjudicate claims and manages scheduling arrangements with medical providers and claimants to ensure that claimants attend examinations.
  • Researches the affects of disease processes and resulting impact on the ability to perform work-related activities.
  • Prepares documentation for favorable decisions; prepares written decision rationales and letters to inform claimants of unfavorable decisions made on their disability applications; and explains due-process and appeal rights.
  • Authorizes payment of medical invoices.
  • Maintains up-to-date reference materials and manuals necessary to the adjudication process.

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Disability Determination Adjudicator I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral, Social or Health Science or related field.


  1. Six months experience in analyzing medical conditions in terms of vocational success.
  2. Six months experience in conducting medical and vocational case assessments to include collecting, analyzing and summarizing data in written narrative reports.
  3. Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Telework opportunities may be available upon satisfactory completion of initial probationary period.

Writing Exercise: A writing exercise will be given at the time of interview.

This posting may be closed on or before (3/30/2022) upon filling the vacant position(s).

As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to qualified ADA or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. New Hires must complete the certification or request during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here.
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Job Posting: 902398

Posted On: Jan 26, 2022

Updated On: Mar 31, 2022