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The Disability Determination Social Security Administration (DDSSA) Section Manager is responsible directing and overseeing the work of subordinates within an assigned section. This position

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Provides general direction to subordinate staff by developing short and long term organizational goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the DDSSA?s mission and objectives. Implements policies and procedures to comply with federal and state regulations applicable to section programs; assists in the preparation and introduction of new regulations relative to assigned programs. Supervises professional and administrative personnel by interviewing, hiring, training or providing training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of subordinates. Ensures compliance with existing social security laws, directives, policies, and procedures. Conducts claim hearings with claimants and representatives in accordance with social Security disability regulations and agency policy by taking testimony, accepting new evidence, and attempting to resolve conflicting evidence and testimony. Writes and reviews decisions of cases with supporting facts and references to Social Security Disability Regulations. Establishes and maintains internal/external relationships with other individuals, agencies, and organizations. Prepares various forms, correspondence, and reports as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of Social Security disability rules, regulations, advisory rulings, and court precedents. Knowledge of decisional writing techniques. Knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, and disease processes. Knowledge of assigned program and processes. Ability to review and analyze medical evidence/records and understand information pertinent to Social Security disability rules and regulations. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and recommend changes. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of specialized information. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, health administration, or a related area; plus five years of experience in Social Security disability determination, including four years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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