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    Duties

    Summary

    The incumbent of this position serves as a Constituent Services Representative in the Congressional, Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs (CLIA), Constituent Services (CS) office on Capitol Hill. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief, Constituent Services and is responsible for responding to casework related inquiries from Members of Congress and their staffs, Congressional Committee staff and officials of other Federal agencies.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide casework and programmatic advice and lend assistance and guidance to House and Senate members, committees, their staffs, and active and retired Federal employees in response to constituent inquiries concerning OPM programs.
    • Interpret and clarify instructions and explain OPM processing procedures in answer to requests concerning constituent casework matters.
    • Answer casework correspondence, in writing and verbally, and represent OPM in meetings with congressional staff, their constituents, and Federal employees.
    • Write clear, concise and accurate responses to congressional and constituent inquiries.
    • Log correspondence using an automated tracking system.
    • Assist senior staff with the preparation of monthly and annual reports on pending cases and relevant activities in assigned issue areas.
    • Work with senior staff to develop, implement and staff outreach and educational briefings on programs and benefits administered by OPM.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have one year of experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (or equivalent) that included duties such as: working for a member of the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate working on casework, including providing technical assistance and advice to member(s) of Congress, their staffs and constituents, and active and retired Federal employees on matters related to benefit programs, policies and activities; responding to congressional and constituent inquiries with respect to issues involving federal agencies both verbally and in writing.

    Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.One year at the GS-11 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    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; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
    requirements visit the following websites:

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Communication
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Knowledge of benefit programs, policies and activities
    • Organizational Skills
    • Proficiency in dealing with Congressional and Legislative affairs issues related to workforce policy



    All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:
      • Cover Letter, optional
      • Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
      • Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
      • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.
      • Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held
      • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, and 30% Disabled Veteran Eligible: DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days
      • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
      • Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
      • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
      • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

    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 online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/22/2019 to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    DC HR Customer Service

    Address

    OPM Human Resources
    1900 E St., NW
    Washington, DC 20415
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    We lead and serve the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. We've set our sights on empowering excellence in Government through great people, with the following goals:

    • transform hiring, pay, and benefits across the Federal Government to attract and retain the best civilian workforce;
    • lead the establishment and modernization of human capital information technology and data management systems and solutions;
    • improve integration and communication of OPM services to Federal agencies to meet emerging needs; and
    • optimize agency performance.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Personnel Management, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.opm.gov/about-us/our-mission-role-history/what-we-do//

    Next steps

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

    We expect to make a job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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/526855700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.