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Job Title:TSP Agency Liaison Specialist

Agency:Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Job Announcement Number:FRTIB-13-MP-016-788076

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

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 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in its 2011 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 the TSP Agency Liaison Specialist and perform various assignments and tasks involved in developing instructional materials and coordinating with Federal agencies to communicate information regarding TSP programs, procedures, and requirements. 

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:

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·         Participates in developing and writing detailed TSP instructional bulletins for Federal government agency civilian human resources, uniformed services, and payroll office personnel.

·         Maintains an extensive library of current agency and uniformed services bulletins.

·         Makes suggestions on obsolete bulletins that may need to be superseded.

·         Revises bulletins for publications with the most accurate and current information.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

Specialized Experience: Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

For the GS-7 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 grade level which involves experience responding to oral and written inquiries or correspondence, analyzing problems to identify significant factors, and assisting senior staff with general office support functions.

- OR - Substitution of Education for Experience:  You may substitute education for specialized experience at the GS 7 level by possessing one full year of graduate level education OR a bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement.  Superior Academic Achievement is based on either (1) being in the upper third of graduating class in college, (2) a grade-point average of 3.0/4.0 as recorded on official transcript of 3.5/4.0 on the average of the required courses completed in major, or (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

- OR - Combination of Experience and Education:  You may combine education and specialized experience as identified above.

For the GS-9 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 grade level which involves experience: identifying, analyzing, and recommending solutions to problems in administrative procedures, preparing documents and itineraries for travel, maintaining and scheduling training calendars and agendas, maintaining confidential office documents, and responding to complex written and oral inquiries.

- OR - Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute education for specialized experience at the GS 09 level by possessing a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

- OR - Combination of Experience and Education:  You may combine education and specialized experience as identified above.

For the GS-11 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 grade level which involves experience: assisting with the preparation and development of training sessions or technical procedure documents; gathering data, identifying and analyzing issues, and developing recommendations related to productivity improvement, management controls, and long-range planning; and experience working with defined contribution plans.

- 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.**


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

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-06 for the GS-07 grade, GS-07 for the GS-09 grade, and GS-09 for the GS-11 grade).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and transcripts 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:

Written Communication, Attention to Detail, and Data Gathering.

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 your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.


BENEFITS:

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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 which include student loan repayment and flexible work schedules.


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 http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

Alternate work schedule options are 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 10 percent.

Developmental: Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade of GS-11.

Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Vacancy ID 788076.

 

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire.
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 Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

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:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume. Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications. 
2. OF-306, please visit http://ww.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of306.pdf  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: a SF-50 - for current Federal employment verification; 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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Job Announcement Number:

FRTIB-13-MP-016-788076

Control Number:

331400800