HR Specialist (Employee Benefits), GS-0201-12


Vacancy ID: 791624   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-OHR-MP-13-791624   USAJOBS Control Number: 331790500

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791624
1. Title of Job

HR Specialist (Employee Benefits), GS-0201-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code.

001 - Merit Competitive:  I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)

002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).


 


001 Merit Competitive
002 Noncompetitive

21. Geographic Availability


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that describes how you meet the Specialized Experience for this position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, providing technical guidance to management on HR concepts, laws, policies, practices and diagnostic methods to resolve various HR and legal issues; counseling employees in understanding and applying their retirement, health and life benefits; and researching employee benefit information to advise on factors affecting health and life insurance coverage.
B. My experience is not described in the statement above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Counsel employees who qualify for retirement benefits under two or more programs, such as military retirement, Social Security and Federal civilian programs.

3. Assist employees in calculating and crediting service under various and dissimilar retirement programs.

4. Provide guidance to employees in making irrevocable decisions regarding retirement benefits.

5. Administer a retirement program for a significant organizational segment of a client organization.

6. Advise employees on confidential health or life insurance coverage issues.

7. Counsel managers in making proper referrals to external resources for employees with sensitive or serious problems related to health and life insurance programs or issues.

8. Provide technical guidance on HR case law, principles, practices, and regulations sufficient to address legal issues, problems, and situations.

9. Recommend non-adversarial problem solving approaches (e.g. coalition building, consensus building, mediation, interest-based bargaining) to resolve problems of highly charged emotional situations.

10. Represent an organization at hearings on contested cases to support the organization's position.

11. Provide managers and employees with information and interpretations of employee benefits administration, including work life programs.

12. Respond to benefit questions from employees and/or their survivors.

13. Deliver briefings to managers and staff to foster understanding and acceptance of data regarding employee benefits.