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    Duties

    Summary

    The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.

    We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action. We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.

    As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential.

    We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

    This position is located in the Workforce Relations Division, Office of Human Resources, Office of Administration. The Workforce Relations Division is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and administration of various labor-management, employee relations, conduct, performance management and work life programs. This position serves as Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits) for the USCP Workers' Compensation Program for both sworn and civilian employees.

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    Responsibilities

    The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical services, support, and assistance relative to workers compensation. Incumbent provides technical guidance and counseling to supervisors and employees regarding the considerations and procedures involved in reporting job related injuries/illnesses and the processing of compensation claims.

    Specific duties of the incumbent include providing advisory services on processes related matters of the USCP Workers' Compensation program, which implements the Federal Employee Compensation Act, communicating with the Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs on FECA matters, and providing advice and assistance on all aspects of Workers' Compensation benefits to employees who have experienced injuries or diseases sustained in the performance of duty, and their supervisors.

    Incumbent develops and conducts supervisory training and develops local procedures to implement new policies. Disseminates FECA information and materials to the workforce.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
    • Must complete a one year probationary period.
    • Must have Direct Deposit.
    • This position is Exempt from the provisions of FLSA.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

    Minimum Qualification for the CP-9/GS-11 level: Incumbent must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the CP-8/GS-10 grade level providing technical guidance and counseling to supervisors and employees on reporting job related injuries/illnesses and the processing of compensation claims and/or performing substantive reviews of complex workers' compensation claims.

    All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (04/25/2018) of the vacancy announcement.

    (Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications)

    Education

    Substitution of Education for Experience: To qualify at the CP-9/GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    Transcript(s) must be provided in order to qualify with education.

    Additional information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Evaluation Factors

    Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

    1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
    3. Other supporting documents:
    - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.
    - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.uscp.gov/careers/uscp-employee-benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
    (Preview the questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10182122)

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Kateleen Peters

    Address

    OA - Workforce Relations Division
    119 D Street NE
    Washington, DC 20510
    US
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at U.S. Capitol Police, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.uscp.gov/the-department/

    Next steps

    Once your completed online assessment questionnaire is successfully submitted on USAJOBS, you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your application materials is made, you will be notified of your eligibility status. If you are referred to the hiring official, you will receive further notification. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496414100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.