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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:AID-13-0074-DOT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0201-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. This position IS NOT in the bargaining unit. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U. S. Citizens and Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.   

For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

 

This position is located in the Office of Human Resources, Employee and Labor Relations Benefits Division. The incumbent will provide advisory services in the following areas: Retirement, Employee Benefits and Workman's Compensation.

 

IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES, PLEASE APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER,13-0074-DOT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen or national
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Require the completion of a 1-year probationary period
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as a Workers' Compensation/Benefits Specialist managing USAID Worker’s Compensation program. Which includes serving as the liaison between injured employees and the Department of Labor, making determination on full range of medical and non-medical issues through adjudicating, authorizing and reviewing Worker’s Compensation claims and will be leading the Return to Work Program which involves re-employing partially disabled OWCP recipients to modified jobs within USAID and coordinates suitable job placements with USAID management.

The incumbent will also be responsible for providing employees, annuitants and or their survivors with definite answers involving complex benefits questions on CSRS, CSRS offset, FERS, Foreign Service Pension System and Foreign Service Disability and Retirement System;providing advice and guidance regarding available benefits and benefit selection decisions. Counsels or advises individual employees on sensitive or serious problems related to health or life insurance coverage.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 level. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.  Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes experience in providing counseling and advisory services on Workers' Compensation, Retirement, life and health insurance, work/life programs, supporting the leave transfer program, etc.    


There is no Education requirement for this announcement.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.  If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on your experience related to this position.  Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed if applicable.

  

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following knowledge, skills, abilities, other characteristics (KSAOC's) and Competencies by the closing date of this announcement: Please be advised that a narrative to the KSA's and Competencies are not required, but they must be displayed within your resume. 

 

KSAs:

 

1. Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act

     and other related regulations and procedures.

2. Ability to provide advice and guidance on retirement programs and

     employee benefits.

3. Ability to communicate orally.

4. Ability to communicate in writing.

 

Competencies:

 

Decision Making

Reasoning

Interpersonal Skills

Self-Management

Teamwork


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for USAID offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life and health insurance, and the Federal Employees Retirement System.  You can explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/.   USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines.  The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and Washington Monument.  A physical fitness facility and food court are on site.  You will be eligible for telework in accordance with Agency policy.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.

 

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

 

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized

 

EEO Policy:  http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans' Information:   http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Telework:  www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process.  You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than two business days prior to the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  An alternative application method will provided upon approval of the hardship notification. After this time, requests to apply via alternative methods will not be granted.  

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative methods, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.  

Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement
Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement.  Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.  

Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)

-Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement.  For resume tips, click here.

-Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 6 - Submit Documents
You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways:
1.    Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application.  You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS.  Or

 

2.    You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile.  Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy.  Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online."  Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application.  Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.  
In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in Career Connector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in Career Connector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.

If you are having difficulty within the Career Connector system and need technical assistance please email the help desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov. The help desk is available to assist you during the hours of 8:00 am- 4:30 pm EST.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority. 
  • Most recent performance appraisal
  • Veterans' documentation, if applying under a Veterans' hiring authority such as VEOA (e.g. DD-214). 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Dorothy Hawkins
Phone: 202-712-1564
Fax: 202-216-3244
Email: dohawkins@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-216-3244

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.

 

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

AID-13-0074-DOT

Control Number:

337649400