Social Insurance Specialist (Technical Expert)
Social Security Administration - Greenbelt, MD

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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!

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


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

commute area.

Social Security Administration, Area 3 Greenbelt, MD 7401-C Forbes Blvd, Seabrook, MD 20706.

This position is being filled on a full-time, temporary NTE 1 year, may be extended.

This is not a career ladder position; GS-12 is the full permance level.


Proof of ICTAP eligibility required.

Must pass a meet and deal panel interview.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.

Selective Service registration required for male applicants unless exempt.

U.S. Citizenship required

Background and/or Security Investigation required

Technical Experts are responsible for developing and adjudicating the most complex and non-routine Title II and/or Title XVI cases. Prepares and fully develops the most complex disability cases for forwarding to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). In addition to examining, investigating, adjudicating and authorizing claims, serves as a focal point for ensuring high quality case processing through consultation and technical mentoring of other employees. Provides technical advice and assistance to other employees and provides definitive interpretation of new legislation, regulations, policies or procedures.

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: knowledge of SSA policy/regulations; SSA claims processing including adjudication/authorization of claims, post-entitlement process, and continuing disability review.

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).


After meeting the qualifications 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.

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.

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.


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