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  • 514649
  • Part-time
  • Closing at: Feb 2 2023 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Job Location:

Address: 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800, Phoenix, Arizona 85012 

Posting Details:

Salary: 67.4868
*This job is a 30 hour per week part-time position 

Grade: 29

Closing Date: February 2, 2023   

Job Summary:

This position Serves as a Medical Consultant which is responsible for for:
- Review case files prepared by the Disability Evaluator to determine if a claim meets the medical definition of a disability as outlined by the Social Security Administration

Job Duties:

- The Medical Consultant, in conjunction with the disability evaluator, evaluates medical evidence to determine sufficient documentation, severity of impairments, and provides an assessment of the applicant's disability.
- The Social Security Administration requires that a health care professional sign off on all claims.
- This job is a 30 hour per week part-time position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

- Knowledge of a Physician or Psychologist, the candidate would need to be well versed in the program’s evidentiary requirements
- Skill in diagnosis of Physical and/or mental and the practice of medicine
- Skill in understanding computer programs as they relate to the disability program
- Skill in analyzing medical evidence and applying administrative policy to make accurate decisions
- Skill in the presentation of training and policy issues
- Ability to establish effective working relations with others
- Ability to speak and write effectively
- Ability to resolve differences of opinions using facts and logic
- Ability to write conclusions and policy questions clearly and concisely.

Selective Preference(s):

- Must be a licensed Physician (M.D. or D.O.), licensed Psychologist, or licensed Speech Language Pathologist, in good standing in the state of Arizona
- This announcement includes but is not limited to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Ophthalmologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Orthopedists, Neurologists, Rehabilitation Physicians, Oncologists, etc.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- In state travel is required. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

- HSPD-12 Background/Fingerprinting Security Clearance
Please be advised that all hires, transfers, and current employees within DBME Disability Determination Service Administration are subject to mandatory fingerprinting and an associated FBI background investigation by the Social Security Administration under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12. Not all prior arrests and/or convictions will prohibit appointment.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please call, Jason Hamm at (520) 235-1130 or JHamm@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (520) 235-1130. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.