Lead Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 12, 2019
Closes
Oct 20, 2019
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The position serves as Lead Human Resources Specialist for a team responsible for federal employee benefits. Typical assignments include:

-Lead the Benefits team by identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization.
-Report to the supervisor periodically on team and individual work accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs.
-Provide technical and advisory support services to the team related to complex situations and issues involving Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP), long term care, flexible spending and other related programs.
-Provide guidance, consultation and assistance to employees, managers, annuitants, eligible family members, former employees, survivors, and beneficiaries regarding a variety of benefits. These include federal retirement, group life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, long-term care, flexible spending, and related programs.
-Interpret rules and regulations as well as directives and standards promulgated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and prepare informative material for employees on new, changed, and pending policy, identifying potential impacts on existing benefits program entitlements.
-Develop complex calculations for retirement, disability retirement, deposits and re-deposits, and social security offsets and review a variety of computations, applications, claims, reports and other supporting documentation for accuracy, validity and compliance with law and regulations.
-Counsel families/beneficiaries of deceased employees concerning benefits payable.
-Develop and conduct internal training sessions and seminars.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


Qualifications

GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13 applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in federal service providing advisory services to employees, managers, and other human resources staff members on a variety of federal employee benefit programs such as federal retirement, group life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, long term care, flexible spending, and related programs; calculating creditable civilian service deposits/redeposits; counseling employees on federal employee health benefits; preparing annuity estimates; and providing training to others on federal benefits programs.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Customer Service, Leadership, Personnel and Human Resources, and Problem Solving

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each position (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
-Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

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