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HR Specialist (Benefits)
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Sterling, VA

HR Specialist (Benefits)

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Sterling, VA
Expired: December 04, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $42,870 Yearly
  • Medical , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: Minimum Qualification Requirements:

To qualify for this position, you must meet either the Specialized Experience or Education for the grade to which you are applying.

NOTE: Applicants utilizing education to qualify at the respective grade level must provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) in order to verify that the educational requirement has been met. The documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide this information will result in you receiving an "INELIGIBLE" rating.

Specialized Experience:

GS-5 Specialized Experience:

A. General Experience: To qualify for the GS-05, you must possess at least 3 years of general experience, one year of which is equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. General experience is defined as 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-04, that demonstrates the ability to:

  1. Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; AND
  2. Plan and organize work; AND
  3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.


B. Education: To qualify for the GS-05 grade level, you must have completed 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.


C. Combination of Experience and Education: Combination of post high school education and experience that equals 100% of the requirement for the GS-05 grade level.


GS-7 Specialized Experience

A. T o qualify for the GS-07, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
  1. Introducing the Federal Employees' Health Benefit program, the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance program, the Thrift Savings Plan, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System to new Federal employees through the independent performance of the Entrance on Duty process; AND
  2. Serving as the primary point of contact for processing new health and life insurance elections in the Federal Payroll Processing System; AND
  3. Calculating service computation dates.
Must meet all.


B. Education: You may substitute education for experience if you have achieved:
  • One full year of successfully completed graduate level education OR
  • Superior academic achievement Additional information regarding Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.):

C. Combination of Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience that when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement for the GS-7 grade level. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.Education:
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: Type: FULL_TIME


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Sterling, VA



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