Legal Administrative Specialist (Post Entitlement Technical Expert)
Social Security Administration - Philadelphia, PA

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Do you have a desire to

help SSA manage its Social Security programs

analyze and solve problems?

help and advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?

work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?

Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!

Once selected for the Legal Administrative Specialist (Post Entitlement Technical Expert (PETE)) position in SSA, you will contribute to the Agency's mission through direct and personal service to the public. This includes speaking with beneficiaries about their rights under the Social Security laws, gathering facts and evidence to establish eligibility for benefits, making critical decisions to determine the amount of benefits paid to individuals, and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims.

Additional selections may be made for this vacancy within six months from the closing date of this announcement.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM

those eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) in the Philadelphia, PA United States 1 vacancy

commute area.

LOCATION:
Social Security Administration, MidAtlantic Program Service Center, Process Module, 300 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

TYPE OF POSITION:
This position is being filled on a part-time basis, 20 hours per week,

temporary NTE 1 year, may be extended for one additional year.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
This is not a career ladder position; GS-10 is the full performance level

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of ICTAP eligibility required.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.

Selective Service registration required

U.S. Citizenship required

Background and/or Security Investigation required

Fingerprint Clearance is Required

DUTIES:
A Legal Administrative Specialist (Claims Examining)is responsible for assisting management in improving the timeliness and accuracy of work processed in the module, and for assuring that work assignments, including paperless processing, of Benefit Authorizers and other module personnel are completed timely and in accordance with established procedures. Ensures uniform and proper application of laws, regulations, policies and procedures under titles II, XVI and XVIII of the Social Security Act pertaining to the full range of postadjudicative issues. Conducts studies to improve work processes and assist management. The employee serves as a resource person to other staff in the module

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
For GS-10

: 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position (refer to description of duties above). Examples of specialized experience include developing, examining, investigating or authorizing of claims under a program for benefits, health insurance, pension plan, income maintenance or related programs or experience, which provided a broad knowledge of the subject area of the position to be filled.

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).

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants must be eligible under ICTAP.

Substitution of education for experience will be made in accordance with the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

For information on substituting education for experience, visit

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated under the

Category Rating

method, based on your responses to the occupational questions in this document, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position.

These competencies include:
Ability to communicate orally and in writing;

Ability to use Technology and Automation tools;

Knowledge of SSA programs, regulations, procedures and policies to lead, advise and provide guidance;

Ability to lead, plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities; and

Ability to Reseach and Analyze Information.

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 identified above. 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.

BENEFITS:
Social Security offers a comprehensive

benefits program

that you can customize for your individual medical and financial needs. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help you

balance life with Social Security to life outside of work

. Please review the

Office of Personnel site

for additional information about the many benefits of your career with Social Security.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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