Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Disability Claims Supervisor
Disability Claims Supervisor
CODE: 3067 OFI 3-13 RANGE: 24 (Supervisory) $ 39,624.00 - $ 54,371.20/yr
Value of State-paid Health and Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly (90% State contribution)
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 11.54% of pay
Opening Date: March 4, 2013
|| Holly Pomelow
March 15, 2013
| (207) 287-3488, TTY users call Maine relay 711
|Restrictions: Only employees with Promotional Status within the Department of Health and Human Services May Apply|
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families.
The Division of Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a major division in the Office of Family Independence (OFI) within the Department of Health and Human Services. DDS works cooperatively with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide timely, accurate and fair disability determinations for Maine citizens seeking social security disability benefits in accordance with Social Security policies, standards and regulations. DDS is staffed by 70 employees and processes 20,000 disability benefit applications annually. DDS has an annual budget of $8 million and is located in Winthrop
As a Disability Claims Supervisor at Disability Determination Services, you will be responsible for assigning, overseeing and evaluating the work of examiners, adjudicators, medical consultants, other specialists, and clerical staff in order to ensure work is completed correctly and in a timely manner. You will write reports in order to conform to federal and agency regulations; assess training needs and train staff in order to comply with program requirements, goals, and objectives; coordinate functions including examinations, documentation, and analysis procedures with vocational specialists and medical consultants in order to process claims in a timely and efficient manner; participate in management activities in order to assure that the agency operates efficiently; and oversee confidentiality of file and recordkeeping systems in order to ensure facility meets established standards.
AGENCY PROMOTIONAL ONLY
To qualify you must have two (2) years experience as a Disability Claims Adjudicator or Disability Claims Examiner and a Bachelors Degree* from an accredited educational institution. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education only on a year-for-year basis.
*Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements. Information can be obtained at http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and U.S. equivalency.
Application and Information
For additional information about this application please contact Frank Haggan, Jr., Director of Operations - Disability Determination Services at (207) 377-9502. To apply, please forward a State of Maine Direct Hire application form to:
DHHS Human Resources Division
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
A direct hire application is available at: www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs
Application materials must be postmarked by the recruitment closing date.
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.