The following questions require a response. If you do not respond, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.A. I am a current Federal employee with competitive status on a career or career-conditional appointment. I work within the local commuting area of the announced duty location and am assigned there on a permanent basis.
If you answered “A”, "B", "C", "D", "F", or "G", you must provide your agency and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY).
If you answered “E”, you must provide dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY).
The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.
2. GS-12: Which of the following statements best describes your experience?A. I have at least one year of experience as a Human Resources Specialist (Benefits), GS-0201-11 (or higher grade level), with the federal government.
If you chose response A or B in the previous question, you must provide the title and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, indicate not applicable.
3. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.
Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do NOT count. Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.
4. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher?A. YES
If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also include the promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-11 with promotion potential to GS-13 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.
5. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?A. Yes
If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.
The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.
6. Have you researched and advised managers, supervisors, and employees on employee benefits procedures?A. Yes
7. Do you have knowledge of federal personnel regulations and decisions involving employee benefits and entitlements, such as retirement?A. Yes
8. Do you have knowledge of regulations and management policies regarding employee benefits?A. Yes
9. Do you have knowledge of applicable human resources laws, regulations, and policies relating to retirement and benefits?A. Yes
10. Have you developed, recommended, and implemented policies, practices, and procedures for personnel benefits programs?A. Yes
11. Have you conducted training and seminars on employee benefit plans?A. Yes
12. Have you counseled employees on their rights and benefits?A. Yes