For GS-11: 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position (refer to description of duties above). Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of SSA policy/regulations; SSA claims processing including adjudication/authorization of claims, post-entitlement process, and continuing disability review process.
Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience).
Substitution of education for experience will be made in accordance with the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.
For GS-11: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
MEET AND DEAL PANEL INTERVIEW - Applicants will be required to participate in a panel interview (after basic eligibility determination) to demonstrate an aptitude for meeting and dealing with the public. Applicants must pass this interview process in order to be found fully qualified for this position and receive further consideration for selection. This interview will cover typical situations, which might be encountered on the job, in person or over the telephone. Applicants must demonstrate qualities such as clarity of speech, ability to listen, ability to establish confidence and put others at ease and the ability to organize and express thoughts clearly. If you do not pass the Meet and Deal panel interview, you will not qualify for the job.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
EVALUATION CRITERIA: The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include: Knowledge of public welfare programs such as social insurance, food stamps, Medicaid/Medicare; Ability to organize and prioritize work in order to process and track issues, caseloads, etc.; and Skill in analyzing or assessing data to identify problems, errors and trends and to make corrections. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.