Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist)

Washington D.C.
Apr 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Fingerprint Clearance is Required
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Security and/or Background Investigation Required
  • Selective Service Registration. See Other Information tab
  • Must pass Meet-and-Deal panel interview
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    GS-5: Three years of general experience, one year which was equivalent to the GS-4, that demonstrates the ability to 1) analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; 2) plan and organize work; and 3) communicate effectively orally and in writing. Examples of general experience include providing information and assistance to the general public, analyzing, explaining, applying or interpreting laws, rules, regulation or policies.

    GS-7: Fifty-two weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include assisting individuals in filing applications for financial assistance, unemployment, Veterans benefits, insurance benefits, health benefits and/or social service programs; developing, processing, or authorizing claims; explaining benefit related programs to the general public and providing information through the media; or evaluating benefit program policies, procedures and guidelines.

    Applicants must also meet the following Selective Placement Factor to qualify for this position:

    Meet and Deal Panel Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a panel interview (after basic eligibility determination) to demonstrate an aptitude for meeting and dealing with the public. Applicants must pass this interview process in order to be found fully qualified for this position and receive further consideration for selection. This interview will cover typical situations, which might be encountered on the job, in person or over the telephone. Candidates must demonstrate qualities such as clarity of speech, ability to listen, ability to establish confidence and put others at ease and the ability to organize and express thoughts clearly. If you do not pass the Meet and Deal panel interview, you will not qualify for the job.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-5: Applicants for promotion must not have held a position lower than GS-3 within the preceding 52 weeks.
    GS-7: Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at the GS-5 or higher.

    Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree. One year of study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
    GS-7: One full year of graduate level education in any field. One year of full-time graduate study is defined as 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours OR a combination of graduate level education and the specialized experience as described below OR a Bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement.

    Combining Education and Experience:
    GS-5: Experience and education as described above may be combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
    GS-7: Experience and graduate level education as described above may be combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

    Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school you attended has determined to represent one year of study. If this information is not provided, we will consider 18 semester/27 quarter hours to be equal to one year of full-time graduate study.

    If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position. Experience and education will be computed as percentages of the overall requirements and must equal to 100 percent when combined.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See


    This position is a career ladder leading to GS-11.

    TRAINING: Candidates selected for this position will be required to attend a training class that lasts approximately 12 to 14 weeks. This training may be held outside of the selectee's normal commuting area.

    Individuals with disabilities may call us via Federal Relay using the (voice) contact telephone provided.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

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