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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 168C
Category: Financial Services


In the Division of Disability Determination Services, serves as a lead worker and trainer for DDS Examiner Support Specialists 1s and 2s by assigning, instructing, and checking the work of ESSs. Positions also perform the duties of ESS 1's and 2's for the evaluation and determination of disability for the Social Security Administration and State Title XIX programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the lead level of the series. Positions at this level lead and train lower level ESS staff within their expertise. Responsible for casework and/or own workload management, in addition to overseeing workload of lower revel staff.

Typical Work

Regularly assigns, instructs, and checks the work of lower level Examiner Support Specialists (ESS’s);

Monitors lower level ESS's work performance for quality, quantity, and timeliness; Identifies training needs of staff and provides/schedules appropriate training;

Operates as a liaison between regions, state, and federal partners;

Acts as point of contact and resource for Adjudicative and Management staff; Monitors, prepares, and presents reports to management;

Assists lower level specialists and agency contacts with solving complex issues or problems;

Prepares, reconciles, and transfers fiscal documents for multi-system payment processing; based on circumstances and judgment may make corrections or exceptions to policy;

Performs work of lower level ESS classes;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Background Checks are required by the Social Security Administration.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and at least two years of professional experience as an Examiner Support Specialist


Additional years of qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 30, 2015; effective July 1, 2015.