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Job Title:TSP Training and Liaison Specialist

Agency:Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Job Announcement Number:FRTIB-13-MP-024-830392

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans.  We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement.

Voted as one of the top three “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in its 2012 Very Small Agencies Best Places to Work Rankings, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is an independent Federal Agency with a single mission: To administer the Thrift Savings Plan solely in the interest of its participants and beneficiaries.  We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.  The TSP manages over $300 billion for 4.6 million participants located in every time zone around the world. 

 

The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as a TSP Training and Liaison Specialist.  At the full performance level, the incumbent will be responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of specific programs and services designed to improve the administration of the TSP by Federal agencies and the uniformed services.

 

Please note: Management will make selection at the GS-11 or GS-12 level only. The full performance grade of this position is GS-13.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below):

DUTIES:

The major duties of the position are:

·         Develops and provides training on the TSP and its operations to Federal agency and uniformed services representatives, employees and members, the TSP call centers and other contractor personnel, and other interested entities and organizations.

·         Provides technical guidance on regulations, policies and procedures related to contributions, loan payments, and associated activities to assist agency and uniformed services personnel and payroll representatives.

·         Assists in the resolution of participant concerns and problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:

Specialized Experience at GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 grade level which involves experience in a role primarily dealing with the development of training modules and its presentation to a diverse audience.

- OR - Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute education for specialized experience at the GS 11 level by possessing 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M., if related to the position being filled

- OR - Combination of Experience and Education:  Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the GS-9 grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. Therefore, only education in excess of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, may be used to combine education and experience.

**TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement related to substitution of education for experience and combination of education and experience. Please see "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section below on what documentation is required.**

 

Specialized Experience at GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 grade level which involves experience in a role primarily dealing with the development of training modules and its presentation to a diverse audience, and communicating concepts related to personal finance and/or the administration of employee benefits.


You must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims.  Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names and number of credit hours.  To search the database of accredited institutions visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE DATE THE REFERRAL LIST IS ISSUED.

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time-in-Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the close date of this announcement.

 

Time-in-Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time-in-Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the next lower grade.

(GS-09 for GS-11 position)

(GS-11 for GS-12 position)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will further be evaluated on information provided in the Questionnaire.  The questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the following competencies: Interpersonal Relations, Administrative Analysis, Employee Benefits, and Training and Presentations.

If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

 

To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions

If you are found Well-Qualified for this vacancy, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.  Well-Qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards and be assessed and assigned a rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.


BENEFITS:

Working for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement System.  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has agency specific benefits including flexible work schedules and the possibility of student loan repayment.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.  To find out more click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

 

Alternate work schedule options may be available.

 

Telework may be available after you have come on board.

 

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

 

Direct deposit: Direct deposit of pay is required.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  See http://www.sss.gov/

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section.  For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Relocation incentives:  No relocation expenses will be paid for this position. 

   Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

   Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.

Temporary Duty Travel: TDY for this position is approximately 15%.

   Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.

Management may select at the GS-11 or GS-12 level only.

   Few vacancies: Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. 



HOW TO APPLY:

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit my Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 830392.

 

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View.
2. Print 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

The complete application package must be submitted by Monday, February 04, 2013.

NOTE: If all required documents are not received by the closing date, you will be rated ineligible, and your application will not move forward to the selection official.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please be advised, the following documents are required even if you are already a current FRTIB employee:

1. Resume (Your resume must contain your experience in each position, the dates of employment, hours worked per week, and when applicable your GS grade/equivalency). Resumes that do not contain all of the necessary information to determine qualifications will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.  Your latest resume submission will be used to determine your qualifications. 
2. OF-306, please visit http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/OF.asp for a fillable OF-306 form.

3. Responses to questionnaire.

4. You must submit documents verifying your eligibility along with your application package.  These documents may include, but are not limited to: Veteran’s Preference documentation e.g. DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA letter, as appropriate; ICTAP documentation, e.g. RIF separation notice along with last performance rating or appraisal; and/or College Transcripts – this will be necessary if the position has an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, or solely on education.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FRTIB Personnel
Phone: (202)942-1600
Email: PERSONNEL@TSP.GOV
Agency Information:
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
77 K Street NE
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
20002
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview.

 

Once this process has been completed, you will receive notice via email (or by mail if no email address was provided during the application process).  This process is generally completed within 4-6 weeks.


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