Salary : $49,742 - $52,010 a year
Company : New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Posting # 2022-213 Issue Date: 06/16/2022 Closing Date: TBD
Title: Claims Adjudicator Trainee Range/Title Code: P95/64951 Salary: $49,742.44 - $52,010.00
Unit Scope: Statewide/Public/Private Location: Division of Disability Determination Services-Newark, New Brunswick, and Trenton Workweek: 35 # Vacancies: 48
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) provides many benefits to employees to acknowledge and value
their contribution. Statewide benefits include health insurance, pension, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)/Health Savings
Accounts (HSA), life insurance, deferred compensation and more. The DOL also provides tuition reimbursement (after nine
months of employment), a higher education program, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Expanded PSLF
(TEPSLF) Programs, and employee training. The DOL also provides options for participation in the Telework, Alternate
Workweek or Flextime Programs pursuant to the Department’s policy.
Under direction of a supervisory official, as a trainee and productive worker, reviews applications and develops medical and
nonmedical data to make determinations of disability in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Disability and
Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs; assists in the processing and closing of other types of insurance claims
according to applicable state laws as required; documents decisions by selective development of vocational or other data; does
related work as required. Under supervision reviews SSA disability applications and develops medical and nonmedical records to
make determination of disability in accordance to Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security income disability programs.
Title 2 and Title 16.
Per Executive Order 253, all state employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please
do not submit your vaccine card at this time.
Preference will be given to those with degrees in the following majors:
- Exercise Science
- Health science
- Behavioral Sciences
- Occupational Health/Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Preference will be given to applicants who are able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish and
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
Please be advised that applicants who are selected for this position, must agree to undergo a Federal Homeland Security
background check before a provisional offer of employment can be made. An offer of employment will only be contingent
upon an approved background check.
Civil Service Commission Requirements (Education/Experience/License
*If you have previously applied to posting #2022-031 you do not need to reapply*
Open statewide and to the public and private sector to those who meet the open-competitive requirements below:
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Applicants must submit a copy of
your final unofficial transcripts, which indicates the date your degree was conferred, and the type of degree awarded. Failure to
submit final unofficial transcripts with your resume may result in your ineligibility.
RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based only upon information presented on the resume along with other
supporting documents. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an
evaluation of the transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission. Failure to do so may result in your
COUNTY PREFERENCE FORM NOTE: Applicants must complete the County Preference Form. Failure to return the completed County
Preference Form may result in your inability to be considered for the County of your choice.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy
of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For
information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at
ADVANCEMENT: Appointees who successfully complete the 12-month training period will be eligible for advancement to the
title Claims Adjudicator, Disability Determinations in accordance with Civil Service Commission procedures. The inability of
an employee in a trainee title to attain a level of performance warranting advancement shall be considered cause for separation
TO APPLY for this Position
If you qualify and would like to be considered, submit a letter of interest, transcript, county of preference form and your resume
(including daytime phone number, and email address) to the person and email address listed below. You must submit your response by
the closing date shown above, and must include the Posting number.
PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS,
AND COUNTY OF PREFERENCE FORM TO:
Human Capital Strategies, Recruitment
- Please put complete posting number in subject line.
This is not a promotional announcement for a Civil Service Examination.
This posting may result in personnel actions which will require final approval by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development
and the Civil Service Commission in accordance with Civil Service Commission rules and regulations.
Job Posting Authorized by Tennille R. McCoy, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Human Capital Strategies
- Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting.
- Any appointments made from postings which involve movement between unit scopes, may result in a forfeiture of rights to any
promotional list in a former
- As of September 2010, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-7, the “New Jersey First Act,” all new employees must reside in the State of
New Jersey, unless exempted under the law. If you do not live in New Jersey, you have one year after you begin employment to relocate
your residence to New Jersey, or to secure
- Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security,
United States Citizenships and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOL does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT
programs, F1-H1B work authorization visas.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
County Preference Form
Please check the county (or counties) of preference for the above position and return this form with your
cover letter and resume. Please only check those counties where you will accept employment, if offered. A
failure to accept employment when offered in a county you indicated, will remove you from consideration
for all counties. (There is no guarantee that you will be employed in that County if selected for the position.)
Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex
Failure to return the completed County Preference Form with your cover letter and resume may result in your
inability to be considered for the County of your choice.
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
In accordance with the Uniform Ethics Code adopted by the NJ State Ethics Commission and the State Policy Prohibiting
Discrimination in the Workplace, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
(NJ DOL) requires the disclosure of all relatives, consensual personal relationships, and cohabitants. No NJ DOL employee
may supervise or exercise any authority with regard to personnel actions involving their relative, anyone with whom there is a
consensual personal relationship, or anyone with whom they cohabit.
Relative means an individual’s spouse/domestic partner/civil union partner1 or the individual or spouse’s/domestic
partner’s/civil union partner’s parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-
law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother or half-sister, whether the relative is related to
the individual or the individual’s spouse/domestic partner/civil union partner by blood, marriage or adoption.
Consensual personal relationship means marriage, engagement, dating or other ongoing romantic or sexual relationships.
Cohabitant means non-related persons who share a household under circumstances where there is financial interdependence.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development requires the disclosure of all relatives and consensual
personal relationships to be promptly reported directly to the Division of Human Capital Strategies (HCS) - Director’s Office.
Confidentiality shall be maintained to the extent possible and practicable. This information may be shared with NJ DOL’s
Equal Employment Opportunity Office and/or the NJ DOL Ethics Office as deemed necessary. Upon receiving notice of the
relationship, HCS may address any situation as necessary in consultation with the EEO Office and/or the Ethics Officer. This
may include, but is not limited to, the changing of reporting relationships or transferring any of the employees involved. Failure
to provide notification to HCS may result in discipline up to and including termination and the denial of legal representation
and indemnification by the State in the event that a lawsuit is filed having a connection with a personal relationship. Employees
are under a continuing obligation to promptly report personal relationships that develop during the course of their employment.
I DO NOT have a relative or a consensual personal relationship, as defined above, with anyone working for the New Jersey
Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
I DO have a relative or a consensual personal relationship, as defined above, with anyone working for the New Jersey
Department of Labor and Workforce Development identified as follows:
Name Relationship Division and Work Location
Do you need more space for disclosure? Yes No If YES, continue writing on the back of this form.
I certify that the information on this form to the best of my knowledge and belief is true, complete and accurate. I understand
that any misleading or incorrect information, willful misstatement, or omission of a material fact, may be just cause for
disciplinary action up to and including termination. I understand my obligation to promptly report personal relationships that
develop during the course of my employment.
1 Domestic Partner as defined in NJSA 26:8A-1 et. seq. and Civil Union status as defined in NJSA 37:1-28 et. seq.