Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Technical Expert)

Washington D.C.
May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Applicants must be in good standing.
  • Applicants must have a fully successful rating of record.
  • Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
  • Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
  • All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.
  • Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 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. Examples of specialized experience include functioning as a lead worker or performing quality control functions in reviewing caseloads (e.g., income maintenance, benefits, pension plans, health insurance, etc.); adjudicating, authorizing, investigating or reconsidering claims; and evaluating benefit programs to assess the integrity and quality of operations. Experience in Title II and/or Title XVI is required. Candidates must describe their Title II and/or Title XVI experience.

    Applicants must also meet the following to qualify for this position:
    • Meet and deal ability is required. By the closing date of the announcement, candidates who have not occupied SSA positions for which meet-and-deal ability is required as a selective placement factor MUST upload a completed Certification of Meet and Deal Ability form. If you do not submit the form by the closing date of the announcement, you will be disqualified for the position. If you do not already have this documentation, contact your supervisor or manager.
    • Candidates who are in/have held positions requiring meet-and-deal certification do NOT have to submit documentation when applying for this position. Click here to view a list of positions that meet this requirement.
    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at GS-11.

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

    There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

    Position to be filled under the provisions of the SSA/AFGE Merit Promotion Plan. Additional selections may be made within 3 months of the date of the initial selection.

    LOCALITY PAY: Salary will be set in accordance with locality pay provisions. The locality pay for this position is 28.22%. Candidates currently receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay.

    This position is temporary not-to-exceed one year. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended or become permanent.

    This is not a career ladder position, GS-12 is the full performance level.

    This position is eligible for telework.

    Travel expenses for temporary assignments will be paid as appropriate according to applicable travel rules and/or regulations.

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

    Applicants will be rated using a 100-point scale and evaluated according to the following criteria:

    • Experience Assessment: 50 points
    • Performance Appraisal: 35 points
    • Awards: 10 points
    • Career Achievements: 5 points
    The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary to perform the duties of the position:
    • Knowledge of SSA programs, laws, rules, regulations, and programmatic systems
    • Ability to analyze, research, and evaluate to draw accurate conclusions
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Ability to communicate orally
    • Ability to communicate in writing
    • Ability to train, coach, mentor and lead others
    Applicants will be assessed using the rating criteria listed in the following link:

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