Collection Specialist
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Agency: Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF)

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-301-12

Salary Range: $67,600 - $86,482

Opening date: May 1, 2013
Closing date: Open until Filled
First Screening: May 15, 2013

Tour of Duty: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (Monday thru Friday)

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Promotion Potential: None

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Duration of Appointment: Career Service

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME 2401and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duties

Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the D. C. Department of Health Care Finance, Health Care Operation Administration, Claims Management Division. The Collections Specialist will be expected to perform a variety of duties and responsibilities essential to the function of the DHCF Third Party Liability (TPL) team. The primary role of this position is to identify and pursue casualty and estate cases on behalf of the District. The collection specialist will be expected to work these cases in accordance with both District and Federal laws and regulations, including proper filing and documentation, timely follow up with all vested parties, and accurate processing of all recovered monies.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Knowledge of District and Federal laws and regulations related to Third Party Liability (TPL) recoveries.

Ranking Factor #2: Describe your skills as they relate to recovery of third party payments. Please include narrative including 2 of the following 3: health and casualty insurers, estates, or tort settlements.

Ranking Factor #3: Describe your skills in effective communications, both orally and in writing.

Ranking Factor #4: Describe your knowledge of Medicaid and/or other automated third party health care reimbursement systems (i.e. health insurance, health management, etc.)

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

How to Apply: All Departmental employees must submit the District of Columbia Application, DC 2000. Applicants who applied for 21410, need not reapply.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Closing Statement

Closing Statement: Applicants will only be notified if an interview is granted.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

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