Job Overview


About the Agency

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.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit  For more information about USAID, visit



This position is located in the Office of Human Resources of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The incumbent will serve as a Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits and Retirement) providing benefits  and retirement services for the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC.


As a Human Resource Specialist (Benefits), you will:

  • Be responsible for providing a wide range of federal benefits services including: determining employee benefit entitlements; calculating retirement estimates and reviewing, troubleshooting, processing employee retirements and benefit transactions.
  • Advising and counseling on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Long Term Care (LTC) and other Federal benefits programs.
  • Providing timely feedback and assistance to the client; assisting in the completion of benefits forms; reviewing personnel records for accuracy and completeness; assisting employees with special needs such as those initiating disability, early-out, and discontinued service retirement, as well as issues relating to reemployed annuitants and military service; verifying prior service.
  • Assisting employees in all aspects of enrollment procedures including researching and providing advice regarding sensitive and complex benefits issues (e.g. Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act, changes in FEHB coverage, death benefits, etc.).
  • Conducting retirement advisory services under review by more senior retirement specialist.
  • Participating in benefit/retirement special projects as needed.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No