Health and Human Services Commission/ Disability Determination Services (HHSC-DDS) in Austin, TX; Posting # 385201 Claims Examiner II [Disability Specialist (DS) I] Entry-level position beginning at $3,191.30/monthly (*return to work retirees must follow relevant state and agency starting salary schedules) This is a career ladder position. Upon successful completion of the job requirements for a DS I, the employee is eligible for promotion to a DS II, and may progress to a DS III. The DS researches, develops and analyzes medical, vocational and technical information in order to render disability determination decisions for the Social Security Administration. DSs attend an initial training program during the first 8 weeks of employment. Applicants are encouraged to review the DS Job Description and selection criteria outlined in the job posting. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university by September 1, 2018. An official college/university transcript must be provided on the first day of employment. EXCELLENT BENEFITS to include health/dental/vision insurance, vacation/sick leave, longevity pay, state retirement, 401K/457 plans, free parking, on-site cafeteria, and potential eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information). NOTE: All positions located in Austin, Texas to be effective September 1, 2018. Apply For This Position: Posting #385201 keyword -Disability Specialist I On Line: Complete the online State of Texas Application for Employment at HHS Jobs or https://hrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us Or Fax: Print it and fax to 1-866-245-3646.