Social Insurance Specialist (Technical Expert)
Social Security Administration - United States

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Do you have a desire to:
help SSA manage its Social Security programs

analyze and solve problems?

help to 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!


those eligible for the

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

in the

Denver, Colorado and Greeley, Colorado

local commuting areas.

This position is

temporary not-to-exceed one year

. This position may be extended.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional vacancies for up to 6 months from the closing date of the announcement.


U.S. Citizenship Required.

Selective Service Registration required for male applicants unless exempt.

Must pass a meet and deal panel interview.

Proof of ICTAP eligibility required.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.

Serves as technical expert responsible for developing and adjudicating the most complex, non-routine Title II and Title XVI cases and on public fraud issues in specific claims and post-entitlement cases; provides lead role in technical training and mentoring other employees; provides technical expertise on the most effective use of software/systems to process specific complex claims and post-entitlement actions.

For GS-12:
52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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 functioning as a lead worker or performing quality control functions in reviewing caseloads (e.g., income maintenance, benefits, pension plans, health insurance, etc.); adjudicating, authorizing, investigating or reconsidering claims; and evaluating benefit programs to assess the integrity and quality of operations.

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 the following category:

Former Federal employees eligible under CTAP or ICTAP.

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

After meeting the qualification requirements noted above, you will participate in a panel interview to demonstrate your ability to serve the public. To receive further consideration, you 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 panel interview, you will not receive further consideration and will not qualify for the job.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to capture the evaluation criteria for this position. The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the evaluation criteria for this position. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire, or if you are not able to provide verifying documentation on request, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.

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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.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See


The locality pay percentage for these offices is 22.52%. Candidates receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay.

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