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Job Title:Associate Division Manager-DE

Agency:Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MEPD-2014-0006

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


Friday, November 08, 2013 to Tuesday, March 18, 2014




Full time - Permanent




1 vacancy - District of Columbia, DC View Map


All U.S. Citizens, including veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW), and Nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)


This position is located in the Office of Negotiations and Restructuring (ONR),  Multiemployer Program Division (MEPD), Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).


Marketing Statement:

Your dream job awaits you at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation!

PBGC is one of the top 20 small agencies in the federal government and is full of great and rewarding opportunities with a dynamic workforce dedicated and committed to its mission. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be the Associate Division Manager for a career like no other career choice you have explored.

So dream no more, the Associate Division Manager position could be yours!  PBGC is eager to employ more talented employees to protect the retirement incomes of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans.  Your career at PBGC will be challenging, compelling and important, and will also include great benefits (see federal benefits highlighted below).

Don't delay; apply today!


  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • You may be required to serve a supervisory probationary period
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306
  • Travel: 10%


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As an Associate Division Manager you will: Assist in the development of Corporate proposals on ways to minimize loss to the insurance program and plan participants in such situations. Establish program requirements, performance standards, and fill vacancies.  Make decisions on training and developmental issues for employees. Oversee staff members in preparation of new or revised multiemployer insurance program operating procedures. Provide senior PBGC officials with advice on how to monitor and analyze potential risks to the multiemployer insurance program and how to minimize those risks.


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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service managing staff engaged in conducting financial audits related to pension plan transactions and expenses.  Examples of specialized experience include preparing comprehensive audit reports and expense reconciliations, auditing pension benefit determinations, assessing multiemployer pension plan issues, preparing accurate and comprehensive presentations to senior officials, following up on audit recommendations to ensure corrective actions were implemented, and developing and implementing business process improvements to auditing processes.


Category Rating is being used for this position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, we will further evaluate your resume and cover letter to determine the quality and extent to which your background (experience, education, training, etc.) relates to the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1) Skill in managing or leading professional staff in the performance of audit work.

2) Knowledge of ERISA and procedures necessary to assess financial assistance payments to insolvent plans.

3) Skill in reviewing audit work papers and other related deliverables.
Based on that evaluation, we will place you in one of the following categories- 1) Gold; 2) Silver; 3) Bronze.If, after your application has been rated by the Subject Matter Expert, you are found to meet none of the KSAS listed above, you will be placed in the Bronze category.
The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Gold) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

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Visit Federal Employee Benefits for information on the major benefits offered. Visit PBGC Employee Benefits to learn more about PBGC specific Benefits.


To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities. PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.


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In order to be considered, submit all of the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date. If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, contact Brenda Tyler on (202) 326-4000 ext. 6586 or, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4111. Please complete all the steps in the online application process at USAJOBS ( You may make updates to your information at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this announcement. * Register with USAJOBS, which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once. * Locate and review the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. Click the Apply Online link and then select a resume to submit with your application. * Click on Apply for this Position Now. You will be redirected to our online system. * Complete or review the online core questions, which determine the types of positions you are eligible for. * Specify which series and grade(s) you wish to be considered for. * Complete the online vacancy questions, then click "Finish". You will continue to the Vacancy Documents page. * Submit each of the documents that apply to you by upload, USAJOBS, or fax according to the instructions provided. * Click "Next," and you will see an overview of your responses. To finish, click "Finish."


RESUME : You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience qualification requirement and competencies so that we can determine your qualifications for this position.  Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.  

COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.  

VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives. For 10-point veteran's preference, including 30% or more disabled veterans, you must submit a SF-15 , Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. These documents must be submitted before 10-point preference can be awarded. If you fail to provide documentation required by the SF-15 you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met.  

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW) : If you are currently serving on active duty you MUST submit a statement  of service from your unit (on unit letterhead) identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you provide a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.

Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at:Veterans Guide.

ICTAP AND/OR CTAP CANDIDATES: To receive selection priority, surplus and displaced employees must apply to and be found well-qualified for the position. A well-qualified CTAP or ICTAP employee is one who satisfies all medical, physical, education, and/or experience factors for the vacant position; is rated at Silver or better against the Rating Schedule for the position; has a current performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or its equivalent; and can satisfactorily perform all of the duties of the position within a reasonable orientation period, e.g., 30 days. CTAP and ICTAP candidates must submit documents showing eligibility for selection priority (e.g., RIF separation notice, Certificate of Expected Separation, or other proof of eligibility for priority selection); an SF-50 showing the current (or former) position, grade level, promotion potential, and duty location; and the most current performance appraisal including the performance rating.

For additional information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit OPM's Career Transition Resources page.

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION (OPTIONAL): Please complete and submit the form "Demographic Information on Applicants" located at  This form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your voluntary responses are treated confidentially and are not released to anyone who can affect your application, or to the public.


Brenda Tyler
Phone: 202-326-4110 ext.6586
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Human Resources Dept.
1200 K Street, NW
Suite 120
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You will receive confirmation that we have received your resume. Save this and any other receipts you receive via email or fax. We will inform you of the status of your application via the email address you provided in your registration. You may check the status of your applications by clicking on the My USAJOBS tab at the USAJOBS website.

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