HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS)


Vacancy ID: 759753   Announcement Number: DAL-DSC-759753-MP-JJT   USAJOBS Control Number: 327999700

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

Title of Job

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS)
Biographic Data

E-Mail Address

Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
Lowest Grade

12

Occupational Specialties

001 Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits)

Geographic Availability

481730113 Dallas, TX

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.
B. I am a reinstatement eligible who resides within the local commuting area of the announced duty location.
C. I am a current Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement. I work in the local commuting area of the announced duty location and am assigned there on a permanent basis.
D. I am a former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement who resides in the local commuting area of the announced duty location.
E. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service).
F. I am a current career or career-conditional employee of the Department of Homeland Security who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the Department of Homeland Security's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
G. I am a displaced employee from another Federal agency and eligible for selection preference based on the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
H. None of the above.

If you answered ā€œAā€, "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 ā€œEā€, 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.
B. I have at least one year of GS-11 level specialized experience responding to complex retirement and benefits questions; providing individual employee counseling, eligibility requirements and issues on: health and life insurance, savings plans (including Thrift Savings Plan), retirement coverage, leave restoration, deposits, FEHB, FEGLI, Voluntary Leave Transfer Program, Professional Liability Insurance and other benefits and entitlements.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

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.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

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
B. NO

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
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

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
B. No

7. Do you have knowledge of federal personnel regulations and decisions involving employee benefits and entitlements, such as retirement?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Do you have knowledge of regulations and management policies regarding employee benefits?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Do you have knowledge of applicable human resources laws, regulations, and policies relating to retirement and benefits?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Have you developed, recommended, and implemented policies, practices, and procedures for personnel benefits programs?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Have you conducted training and seminars on employee benefit plans?

A. Yes
B. No

12. Have you counseled employees on their rights and benefits?

A. Yes
B. No