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Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits PD12R324/13R245
Health Resources and Services Administration Rockville, MD

Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits PD12R324/13R245

Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD
Expired: February 29, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Part-Time

Summary This position is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Operations, Office of Human Resources, Division of Workforce Relations, Employee Benefit & Performance Management Branch. The duty location for this position is in Rockville, MD and is not eligible for remote work. **Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.** Responsibilities As an Agency Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for managing one or more of the human resources benefits programs.

Your major duties include: Analyzing operations effects of changes in laws or regulations on Agency benefits and retirement policies and procedures. Drafting new or making substantial modifications to current policy documents. Counseling employees, retirees, and family members in obtaining the maximum level of benefit entitlements, options, eligibility.

Interpreting the laws, rules, regulations, and policies for benefits (e.g., health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, post-employment information, military benefits, veterans' preference, and prior federal service. Preparing estimates on routine and complex cases for various types of retirement and disability; and various types of employee and military deposits. Verifying creditable service, assisting with application preparation, and submitting employee requests to OPM or the Agency's payroll office for processing.

Identifying retirement coverage errors and making corrections based on the regulations of the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA). NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 03/01/2024 Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance. GS-0201-12: In order to qualify for this GS-12 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service.

Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-11 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Responding to complex federal pay, benefits, and retirement questions to employees and managers. AND Providing technical advice to employees on their federal retirement and benefit options GS-0201-13: In order to qualify for this GS-13 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service. Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-12 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Working with employees on complex retirement program situations, such as combining federal service that has been credited under various and dissimilar retirement programs.

AND Providing managers and employees with information and interpretations of an agency's federal employee benefits administration, and other federal retirement programs. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A COMPETENCY is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions. FEDERAL RETIREMENT - Knowledge of, and skill in applying, Federal retirement laws, regulations, principles, practices, and procedures.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - Understands and demonstrates knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices related to retirement, insurance, injury compensation, and other employee benefits programs. HUMAN RESOURCES COUNSEL - Applied knowledge of human resource policies and procedures to advise and assist managers in staffing, position management, benefits and payroll, employee retention and employee relations. TECHNICAL WRITING - Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.

TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12311358 Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s: Please Note: Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2024 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).

Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions) Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs). Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade. SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 03/01/2024.

Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package.

Education Additional Information HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.

Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).

E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled.

The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here. Bargaining Unit: Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.

Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment incentives are not authorized. Student Loan Repayment Incentive: Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.

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Health Resources and Services Administration

Rockville, MD
20851 USA

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Business

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