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Job Title:  Supervisory Workers' Compensation Specialist
Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Job Announcement Number:  MS-13-HRC-OWCP-119

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
20210View Map

All current, federal (agency) employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles.


Also advertised as job #DE-13-HRC-OWCP-119 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is located in the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC), Branch of Financial Management and Insurance (BFMI). The Division has the responsibility to develop, establish, and oversee implementation of the operational program policies, legislative proposals, regulations, and procedures necessary for the administration of the Department of Labor's (DOL) responsibilities under the following workers' compensation laws and their amendments as follows: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; District of Columbia Workers' Compensation Act; Defense Base Act; Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act; and War Hazards Compensation Act. The incumbent of this position serves as the Branch Chief for BFMI. The mission of BFMI is to oversee and implement the program's operational policies, regulations, and procedures necessary for the authorization of insurance carriers and self-insurers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) and its extensions to provide workers' compensation liability protection for covered workers under administered legislation; for the oversight of security deposits by self-insurers and carriers; for the calculation, billing, and collection of the annual assessment for the Special Fund and other Funds as may be created; for the activities necessary to ensure timely and accurate accomplishment of all fiscal functions for the DLHWC National Office; and for handling related contacts with outside parties. The Branch is also tasked with appropriate management of the automated Longshore Special Fund System (LSFS) and the Longshore Case Management System (LCMS). This position is outside of the bargaining unit. GS 15 is the full performance level of the position.


  • U.S. Citizenship and must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires applicable supplemental documents or you will be found ineligible.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses will NOT offered.


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The incumbent of this position will supervise a staff of professional, technical, and clerical support personne by planing the work of the Branch, schedule projects and activities, establish priorities, and discuss issues, problems, goals, and objectives with the staff.

Oversee and conduct the activities and operations necessary for the initial and continuing authorization of insurance carriers and self-insured employers under the LHWCA and its extensions, to provide workers' compensation liability protection. Render decisions on complex or controversial situations.

Oversee the activities and operations necessary for the timely and accurate accomplishment of all fiscal functions for the DLHWCA National Office. Direct activities and operations necessary, for the calculation, billing, and collection of the annual assessment for the Special Fund established by Section 44 of the Longshore Act and other Funds which may be created by legislation.

Direct activities necessary for the establishment and implementation of appropriate security to be posted by self-insured employers.

Self-insurers may provide a surety bond from a surety company (on the U.S. Treasury acceptable list), in the required amount, or deposit negotiable securities in a Federal Reserve Bank, based on written authorization form DLHWCA, e.g., guaranteed by the U.S. Government, both principal and interest. Bank-issued letters of credit are also acceptable under certain circumstances.

Advise insurance carriers, employers, industry associations, and attorneys concerning the application of the law and regulations generally and as they pertain to specific situations and to the work of the Branch.

Oversee management of the automated Longshore Special Fund System (LSFS) and the Longshore Case Management System (LCMS) and any new systems; oversee the evaluation of program needs in the ongoing identification of potential improvements to the existing systems; and ensures uniform policy guidance in the software design, operation, and reporting requirements of the LSFS and LCMS.


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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience with expert knowledge of workers' compensation insurance industry business and fiduciary practices; experience analyzing and reporting on complex compensation data; and experience overseeing various compensation systems.

There is no education requirement for this position.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Insurance - Knowledge of various types of insurance, insurance regulations, claims processing, examination, adjudication, or adjustment.

Accountability - Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization. Holds self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities. Can be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes.

Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.

Written Communication - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner.

Customer Service - Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES


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Follow the 5 steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video. For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section. SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.The following documents are required from all applicants:

- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates grade, step, and competitive status - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles must submit.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to current and former federal employees and VEOA applicants. If you do not have one, you must submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided or you will not be considered for this position.The following documents are required if applicable:Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP Eligibility.

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under Schedule A of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) applying under the area of consideration must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
Click Applicants with disabilities for more details.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.


Angela C. Gardiner
Phone: 202-693-7763
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc of Workers' Compensation Programs
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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