Program Analyst (Claims), GS-0343-11/12
Occasional travel - Position may require occasional travel.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.At the GS-11 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Establishing and administering procedures to ensure payment of removal costs and uncompensated damages to any domestic claimant in cases of oil discharge or threat of discharge; establishing and administering procedures for recovery of removal costs or damages by foreign claimants; negotiating with representatives of State and local governments to establish procedures; and establishing and administering procedures for the payment of claims for Federal administrative, operational, and personnel costs and for reasonable expenses.
at least one of the following if using education to qualify at this grade level:
(A) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
(B) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related
(C) A combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND education graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience. Experience and education combinations are computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the total of qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at that grade level.
At the GS-12 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Establishing and administering procedures to ensure payment of removal costs and uncompensated damages to any domestic claimant in cases of oil discharge or threat of discharge; establishing and administering procedures for recovery of removal costs or damages by foreign claimants; negotiating with representatives of State and local governments to establish procedures; establishing and administering procedures for the payment of claims for Federal administrative, operational, and personnel costs and for reasonable expenses; and experience writing analytical reports, memoranda and correspondence during the adjudication of an OPA claim.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular Knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.
This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.
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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses will not be paid.
If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact Glenda Spencer on 202-795-6312. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
1. Knowledge of, and skill in, accounting concepts and techniques.
2. Knowledge of removal techniques for oil spill response and of the oil spill response requirements of Federal and state laws.
3. Knowledge of, and skill in, a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
4. knowledge of, and skill in, the quasi-legal process involving adjudicating, adjusting and authorizing claims.
5. Skill in both oral and written communication.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.
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