HR Specialist (Employee Benefits)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
GS-13 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Specialized experience for this grade level include: providing guidance and counseling on Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS); computing retirement estimates, deposit estimates and redeposit estimates; preparing retirement packages for Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and payroll submission; reviewing Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA) cases; administering employee benefits programs including Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Health Benefits Insurance (HBI), and death benefits; and managing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.
Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualifications will be subject to verification.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: National Archives uses E-verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit, http://www.e-verify.gov.
More jobs may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days.
Civil Service Annuitants: This position is eligible under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (P.L. 111-84), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (P.L. 113-291), for dual compensation waiver authority for re-employed civil service annuitants. A re-employed annuitant selected for this position will not have his/her salary offset by the annuity.
Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans
Schedule A Hiring/Appointing Authority: This is a special hiring authority under 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities. In order to be considered under this special hiring authority applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification. The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following: 1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits. For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Customer Service
- Influences and Negotiates With Others
- Knowledge of Employee Benefits
- Knowledge of Federal Civil Service Retirement
- Manages Projects
- Problem Solving
- Utilizes Computer Technology (Automated HR Systems)
For Competitive/All U.S. Citizens - Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be assigned to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.
For Non Competitive Applicants (see the Other Information section for more details on Schedule A Hiring/Appointment Authority) - If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Drug test required No