Department of Social Services


$10,004.00 - $14,807.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position is located at the Rancho Bernardo Branch in San Diego, CA 92128.

Under the direction of the Team Manager (TM)(DESA I), the Medical Consultant (MC I) - Psychiatrist, in conjunction with Disability Evaluation Analyst staff, adjudicates applications for disability benefits under the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and/or Medi-Cal programs.  The MC reviews case histories, evaluates and interprets medical reports, and evaluates possible effects of medical or surgical treatment in relationship to program requirements.  The MC provides assessments of the applicant’s functional abilities based on program guidelines.  The MC is a full participant on the team and is involved in decision-making regarding team endeavors related to the team's quality, workflow and production.

To apply for the position you must be on the Medical Consultant I Psych eligibility list which requires taking the Medical Consultant I Psych examination.  If you have not taken the examination, please click the departmental link for the Medical Consultant I Psych examination.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-88676
Position #(s):
$10,004.00 - $14,807.00
# of Positions: 3
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Part Time - 9/10 Time

Department Information

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals?  Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment?  The Department of Social Services serves, aids and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence.  We are looking for compassionate self-starters interested in contributing to our high performance teams.  We work in modern facilities with many amenities and utilize the latest technology.   This Department is dedicated to employee training and development.

Successful applicants will have passed an examination for this classification, or be an existing State Employee with transfer eligibility and will have followed the instructions under the Special Requirements and Required Application Documents section.  Electronic applications are encouraged and hardcopy applications will be accepted. Hardcopy applications must include the Job Control and Position numbers in the “Explanation” section and be signed and dated.


Special Requirements

This position requires Federal fingerprint clearance and background check.  Criminal record checks of prospective full- or part-time CDSS, Disability Determination Service Division (DDSD) personnel will be conducted.  Applicants for this position will be required to submit fingerprints for Federal processing.  Criminal record clearance is a condition of employment for this position. (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12)

Subject to SSA hiring authority and the SROA/SURPLUS policies.  All applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed.  Part-time up to 19/20 time base.  Part-time position may become full-time.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Social Services
Attn: Department of Social Services
P. O. Box 944243 - MS 8-15-59
Sacramento, CA 94244-2430

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Please see the California Department of Human Resources website: for further information on benefits.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Kila Timmins
(858) 674-3304

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 657-2326
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail