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The State of New Hampshire, Concord, NHPosted: August 14, 2023, 12:00am


Job type: Full-time

Compensation: $59,905-$84,611 per year

About the job

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Department of Education

Division of Workforce Innovation

Bureau of Disability Determination Service

21 South Fruit Street

Concord, NH 03301

Disability Hearings Officer

Labor Grade: 26


Position #41230

*See total compensation information at the bottom of announcement.

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Education, Division of Workforce Innovation & Bureau of Disability Determination Service has a full-time vacancy for a Disability Hearings Officer.

SCOPE OF WORK: Performs highly responsible professional administrative work concerned with the conduct of a statewide Appeals Hearing Program regarding decisions or determinations made in connection with various programs administered by the Social Security Administrations, Disability Determinations Service. Conducts hearings, writes and processes decisions in accordance with pertinent laws and policies; does related work as required.


Works under the general supervision of an Administrator III or other designated supervisor. Performs complex, detailed and involved duties concerned with the conduct of hearings for Title II and XVI of the Social Security Act on medical cessation cases, guided by relevant laws, policies and regulations of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Continuous judgment, resourcefulness and creative effort required in conducting quasi-judicial hearings on a wide variety and scope of cases covered by the procedures involved in the several programs of the social Security Administration.

Makes continuous contact with aggrieved SSA Disability Beneficiaries as well as with attorneys, physicians and other professionals in conducting hearings requiring the highest degree of tact and exercise of personal judgment.

Exercises direct supervision over clerical personnel upon assignment and advisory supervision over division employees responsible for the preparation of Title II and XVI claims for compensation.

Considerable effort and expense required to detect errors; errors could cause hardship to disabled applicants, loss of confidence in the program, and improper expenditure of federal and state funds.

Some physical effort required in traveling throughout the state under varying climatic conditions with work performed under generally good working conditions.


Education : Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in pre-law, public administration, labor relations, psychology, or one of the social sciences major fields of study. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience : Five years’ professional experience in the human/social service field with at least two years’ experience in adjudication work concerned with disability claims. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNTS - Under a recent change to the rules, an applicant's relevant experience now counts towards formal education degrees referenced below! See Per 405.1 .

18 Months of additional relevant experience = Associate's degree

36 Months of additional relevant experience = Bachelor's degree

54 Months of additional relevant experience = Master's degree

License/Certification: None required.

Disclaimer Statement : The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For further information please contact Lisa Beck, Administrator IV, [email protected].


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee's union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

* Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

*State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan
  • $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet:

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TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

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