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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 5, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62794

Job Requisition ID:  5381

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Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Salary:  $3,846 - $5,454/Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies 
Plan/BU:  RC062 



Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.





CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.


Posting Identification #  10-64-5381


Position Overview

Under immediate supervision, actively participates in a formal training unit not to exceed eighteen months. Develops knowledge and job-related skill necessary to perform the responsibilities required to independently adjudicate disability claims under the provisions established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

Job Responsibilities

 1.     Participates in both formal classroom and on the job training, receiving instructions necessary to accurately and timely adjudicate complex disability claims for both Title II and Title XVI benefits. Prepares decisions based on SSA regulations and guidelines upon receipt of adequate evidentiary medical evidence.


2.      Through formal classroom training receives instruction on detailed anatomy, physiology, and disability criteria on major body systems in both adult and children. Gains thorough understanding of disease processes and the impact on function. Instruction includes basic textbook materials, lectures from medical staff, lectures from training staff, interactive video training, films, and field trips.


3.      Receives instruction on procedures and practices in securing medical evidence from health care professionals and communicating effectively utilizing medical terminology with treating physicians, consultative examiners, psychologists, social workers, etc. Develops sound working knowledge of medical impairments and disability issues.


4.     Receives detailed instructions on vocational evaluations as it relates to disability regulations established by SSA Secures work history and descriptions of employment to include both exertional and non-exertional factors. Makes appropriate determinations as to the ability to do past work or other work based on functional assessments and skill levels described in Dictionary of Occupational Titles.


5.     Obtains through both formal and on the job training knowledge of computer software applications needed to process disability claims.


6.     Reviews for and completes written examinations on administrative and medical material presented in training; includes evaluations and observations prepared by Training staff as well as Quality Assurance evaluations of adjudicative work reviewed via work sampling.


7.     Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor's degree with major courses in medical, premedical, legal, prelegal, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, health, biological sciences, physical sciences, business administration, management, or disability claims adjudication or requires current valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois, plus three years of professional registered nursing experience.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Individuals selected for positions with the Illinois Disability Determination Service (DDS) will go through a complete federal background investigation suitability determination by the Social Security Administration. This is necessary to determine whether an employee can be issued credentials in order to have access to Social Security disability data, records and systems. Finalists must pass a preliminary check prior to a job offer being made. A full background investigation will follow. Further details will be provided during the interview process.

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 100 N 1st St Springfield, IL 62702-5042  
Agency Contact:



DHS MISSION STATEMENT:  IDHS’ serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  






Please submit application via email to: the Agency Contact Listed Above.

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.


 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.


Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.



Nearest Major Market: Springfield