Disability Analyst 2

Grade 20

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Disability Analyst 2

    Grade 20

  2. Disability Analyst 3

    Grade 23

  3. Disability Analyst 4

    Grade 25

  4. Disability Analyst 5

    Grade 62

  5. Disability Determinations Program Manager

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Disability Analyst 2, you would review individual claims for disability benefits under the provisions of Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act and special programs to determine the claimantís eligibility for such benefits. You would evaluate the basis for the claim after examining complex medical reports from physicians, hospitals, and medical labs as well as vocational information in view of the claimantís disability, age, education, and work history. You would clarify any issues by face-to-face or telephone interviews with claimants, administrators, physicians, attorneys, or other medical record personnel. You would then prepare a detailed written analysis of the case information providing a full explanation of the investigation, documentation, and assessment of the medical and other evidence that led to the decision concerning the claim.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

Either 1. a bachelorís degree or higher in one of the following fields: human biology, biochemistry, human anatomy, human physiology, psychology, nursing, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, medicine, occupational therapy, chiropractic, radiology, or medical technology;

Or 2.    a bachelorís degree or higher in any field and two years of experience adjudicating claims under Title II and XVI of the Social Security Act; where the primary responsibility (50% or more of your duties) involves the evaluation of the criteria, (including medical criteria), to award disability benefits claims and/or special programs to determine a claimantís eligibility for such benefits.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Non-qualifying experience includes, but is not limited to, routine processing and/or adjusting of claims; clerical experience involving forms completion; providing routine claims or client information; transmittal or review is NOT considered qualifying experience. You MUST provide sufficient DETAILED descriptions of qualifying, verifiable experience on your application. If you do not provide detailed descriptions of qualifying, verifiable experience, your application WILL NOT BE APPROVED.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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