18 days old

Disability Claims Adjudicator

Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.

Now accepting applications for Disability Claims Adjudicators.

THIS POSTING IS FOR APPLICANTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE VACANCIES AT THE LOCATION NOTED. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANT TESTING WILL OCCUR APPROXIMATELY EVERY QUARTER. 

Hourly $21.50

This position shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining contract. Unless required by legislation or union contract, candidates will start at the lowest rate of the salary range associated with this position

 

Who We Are

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. It is accomplished through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination (DDD). A fourth area is the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS), which is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with employers.

What We Do

OOD works with partners in businesses, education and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency determining medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD click here.

Our Guiding Principles

In striving for excellence in service, we will:

  • Listen first 
  • Act with a sense of urgency 
  • Honor diversity 
  • Foster inclusiveness 
  • Value collaboration 
  • Inspire innovation 
  • Be transparent 
  • Be accountable 
  • Celebrate Success 

The Division of Disability Determination (DDD)

A division of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), in agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA), determines medical eligibility for Ohioans who apply for Social Security disability benefits. To learn more about DDD, please click here. For Information on Benefits, please click here.

What is a Disability Claims Adjudicator and what do they do?

At OOD, a Disability Claims Adjudicator (DCA) is a State of Ohio employee who considers medical and vocational information to process Social Security disability determination claims for Ohioans; gathers and analyzes information from various sources to include medical, psychological and functional evidence in determining one’s work-related limitations; interacts frequently with claimants, attorneys, medical sources and other professionals to obtain evidence used to evaluate the severity of medical conditions and a claimant’s ability to perform work-related activities.

Characteristics of a Successful Disability Claims Adjudicator

  • Ability to manage a high-paced workflow in a time-efficient manner 
  • Ability to stay organized and quality-focused 
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills 
  • Ability to make decisions independently with good judgement 
  • Motivation and ability to deliver excellent customer service

Requirements

Qualifications 

Completion of undergraduate core program in human/medical services area (e.g. psychology, sociology, criminology, pre-medicine, special education), public relations, public administration, business administration, communications or closely related field.

-Or 24 mos. exp. in adjudication of social security disability benefit claims for another state jurisdiction or federal component of social security administration.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Categories

Industry

  • Government / Civil Service
Posted: 2020-10-01 Expires: 2020-10-31

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