Social Security Administration Social Insurance Specialist (DI) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

Do you have a desire to:

  • help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
  • analyze and solve problems?
  • help and advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
  • work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own? Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!

Once selected for the Social Insurance Specialist (Disability) position in SSA, you will review selected Title II and Title XVI disability claims and continuing disability cases, including reconsideration of previous denials or cessation by the state agencies to evaluate regionwide application of disability policies and procedures.


Performs a comprehensive and intensive review of the disability aspects of selected title II and title XVI claims and continuing disability reviews, including initial actions and reconsideration of previous denials or cessation by the state agencies to evaluate regionwide application of disability policies and procedures. Modifies, reverses, or reaffirms state agency determinations in accordance with the provisions of Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. Approves disability claims for payment and continuance of benefits; reviews payment and eligibility quality review program sample cases; prepares reports on serious deficiencies and trends in the quality of state agency operations; identifies significant operational problems, training needs; reviews new instructions and policies; conducts training for new examiners, etc.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (
  • Background and/or Security Investigation Required
  • Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid

For GS 12:One year of specialized experience performing work that involves reviewing, developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating and authorizing of complex claims for medical disability programs and conducting quality reviews of medical claim decisions, provides medical disability training or managing/supervising a medical disability unit; knowledge of claims analysis and adjudication of medical disabilities, medical terms and findings, causes of diseases, treatment methods and probable results, and relation of physical impairments to ability; developing and evaluating pertinent medical facts and evidence to apply and interpret state and federal laws, regulations, policies, precedents and other criteria for physical and mental impairment disability cases.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, applicants must have experience in making final medical determinations of disability at the initial, reconsideration, and/or continuing disability review level. You must show this experience in your resume. Applicants who do not meet the selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration.

Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period), you will be credited with 6 months of experience.

GS-12: Substitution of education is not applicable at this grade level.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you have successfully submitted your application materials, you can expect to receive at least two or more of the following email notifications concerning your application status: (1) Receipt of application; (2) Qualifications status and whether your application has been Referred/Not Referred to the selecting official; and (3) Selection status for the position.


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Other Information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

**Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

Relocation is not authorized.**

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $77,694.00 to $101,005.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0105-12/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Control Number: 472155600

Job Announcement Number: SA10014877