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Job Title:Human Resources Analyst - OWCP

Agency:Office of the Inspector General, USPS

Job Announcement Number:2012-29-625184-DO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 19, 2012 to Wednesday, April 4, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy - Arlington, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.


The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Human Resources Analyst - OWCP position in the Human Resources Services, Mission Support Office located in Arlington, VA.  The successful candidate will provide agency-wide guidance, advice, and responses on policies and procedures involving human resources, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fitness for Duty,  and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and Reasonable Accommodation programs.


Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EDST on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 will be considered.


The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.


This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to GS-09 to GS-13 level. The salary range for this position is $51,630 - $115,742. The salary figures include locality pay. Promotion potential to a GS-13 at management's discretion. 

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a government-issued credit card
  • Must pass a writing assessment if a finalist being considered for position


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Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.


Coordinates with human resources policy staff on the interpretation of policy issuance, regulations, and laws relative to OWCP, FMLA, ADA and Reasonable Accommodation; assists in the development of policy and the preparation of policy directives


Assists in developing agency-wide policy, plans, and procedures relating to workers compensation and serves as advisor to management providing authoritative advice and guidance, and participates in making decisions that involve employee benefits related to OWCP, FMLA, ADA and Reasonable Accommodation

Provides guidance on workers compensation policies and procedures to supervisors and managers, and ensures that appropriate consideration is given to situations which could result in workers compensation claims in the plans and programs for the agency operations (including equipment).


Develops a pro-active approach by instituting comprehensive design review of new equipment and processes by an interdisciplinary team comprised of supervisors and employees in diverse occupations and from various functional areas within the agency.



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In order for your application package to be considered, you must meet all eligibility requirements by 11:59 PM EDST on Wednesday, April 04, 2012:  

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here:


Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. for further information visit:  






You must meet ALL of the eligibility requirements listed below.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, or four (4) years of related professional experience, or a combination of education and related professional experience.




  • Four years of related professional experience as a Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Analyst, Human Resources Specialist, or Human Resources Generalist with at least two to four years of specialized experience and training in of Office of Workers' Compensation Program that includes FMLA, FFD, ADA, and Reasonable Accommodation.


May be required to complete a new 12 month probationary period.




  • Formal training in OWCP. (OWCP Basic Course, Training for Federal Employing Agency Compensation Specialist, Advanced Course for Federal Agency Compensation Specialists)
  • Formal training in FMLA, ADA, and/or Reasonable Accommodation




Your resume MUST reflect that you have experience, knowledge and/or skills in each of the following Evaluation Factors listed below:


  1. Knowledge of the Office of Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP, laws, regulations, procedures, respective legislative changes) sufficient to administer an agency-wide workers' compensation program including experience in coordinating, mediating, and making determinations

  2. Ability to respond to complex OWCP questions and explain options to managers and employees regarding claims including identifying and resolving issues and problems related to claims and cases


  3. Ability to represent the agency in external matters both in the public and private sector on the workers' compensation program, including reviewing, interviewing, reporting, and processing claim issues and controverting claims

  4. Skill in providing information necessary to assist managers and employees with FMLA, and ADA/Reasonable Accommodation issues

  5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to employees, management, and other federal agencies



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Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:


Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options. Our insurance programs are nationally recognized and offer you choice and flexibility along with a substantial employer contribution to the premiums. And you can pay your share of the premiums as well as your out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars. For more information about these programs visit


Retirement and Thrift Savings. Retirement benefits are based on years of service and salary history, and with the Thrift Savings Plan, you can self-direct your retirement savings program through multiple investment options. For more information about these programs see and


Flexible Work Schedules. To help you manage responsibilities outside of your job and enhance your peace of mind while you are at work, USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.


Leave and Holidays. Our leave policy provides ample time off to take care of your personal, recreational and health care needs. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.


For further information, please refer to our website at:


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt  (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).  


This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.


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In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EDST on Wednesday, April 04, 2012


    When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or to login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to create or upload required and applicable documents, and submit the Occupational Questionnaire.


    You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, April 04, 2012, which includes the following:


          1. Resume

          2. Occupational Questionnaire

          3. Required Supporting Documents


    NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID 625184 and fax to 1-478-757-3144.


    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 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.


    You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.


    Incomplete applications will not be considered.  




    The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to attach all required documentation; or if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position. Only the top-rated, minimally-qualified candidates will be referred to a review panel for further consideration.  If your application is referred to the review panel, the review panel will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentationIt is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.  If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review panel will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and/or a writing assessment.  Your rating may be further adjusted by the review panel or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance.  Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision.


NOTE:  You must submit all of the required documents.  Failure to submit all of the required documents will result in an ineligible status for this vacancy.


You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EDST on the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, April 04, 2012


1. RESUME that DOES NOT exceed 5 pages. Your resume or application must reflect equivalent experience, knowledge and skills correlating to the Evaluation Factors listed above. (Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document)


2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. To View the Occupational Questionnaire, click here: View Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process) Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete questionnaire you may use the following link:


3. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL dated within the last 15 months.  This is required from all applicants including  Federal, USPS, OIG, and private sector employees.  If a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL is not available, you must submit a separate statement with the reason a performance appraisal is not available. NOTE:  A SF 50 IS NOT acceptable as a performance appraisal.  (Required:  Upload and save as "Other" document.)


4. TRANSCRIPTS:  A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education.  The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued.  NOTE:  Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.  Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent.  (Attach as "Transcript" document.)



  • Certificates and Licenses, if applicable, (Attach as "Other" document)
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document)
  • Any Other Documentation required in this announcement, as applicable to you and your qualifications or eligibility for this position. 
  • All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Other (Peformance Appraisal, Certifications)

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Other Veterans Document


Vacancy Inquiries
Phone: (703)248-2210
TDD: (202)855-1234
Agency Information:
Mission Support
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA


Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official.

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