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Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits (Senior Benefits Specialist)

  • ... Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 146047 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits (Senior Benefits Specialist)   

JOB TITLE:

Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits (Senior Benefits Specialist)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Grand Prairie Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Summary

Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.


Our highly skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security.
Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


This job is open to
Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.


Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.


Clarification from the agency

  • BOP Employees in the local commuting area DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area.
    Duty Location: Consolidated Benefits Unit (CBU), Human Resource Services Center (HRSC), Grand Prairie, TX NOTE: A 10% RETENTION INCENTIVE MAY BE OFFERED TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR RETENTION INCENTIVES.

Duties

Responsible for performing a variety of reviews, audits, projects and training in support of the improvement of benefits management functions, practices, and services to enhance programs.


Serves as a resident expert and technical advisor to Human Resource Specialists within the CBU: advising on and resolving unusual, difficult, and complex questions; and interpreting and resolving difficult processing, and/or procedural scenarios and issues.


Responsible for policy development, and updates and issuances of agency guidance to staff at all levels of the agency, including the development of information for an agency benefits website.


Serves as a BOP expert concerning retirement automated systems.
Serves as an expert on identifying and analyzing complex system inconsistencies and evaluates automated systems to ensure current retirement related procedures are met.


Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.
S.
Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.
If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.
You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.


Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


Experience:
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.


Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
Experience with resolving difficult and complex technical agency wide issues and advising other experts on how best to resolve issues and interpret and apply Office of Personnel Management policy guidance on Retirement and Federal Employee Benefits programs.

Experience in performing a variety of agency wide reviews, audits, and projects, and Retirement and Federal Employee Benefits training in support of the improvement of Federal Employee Benefits management functions, practice, and services.

Experience with advanced topics related to all types of benefits to include but not limited to Service Computation Dates (SCD), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Federal Long Term Care Insurance (FLTC), and civilian service and post-1956 military service deposits.


If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.


**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.


ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement.
Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.


Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.
S.
Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.


If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.
e.
basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.


The representative rate for this position is $123,576 per annum ($59.
21 per hour).


Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.
All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.


The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application.
You may be required to provide proof of residence.


Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.


NOTE: A 10% RETENTION INCENTIVE MAY BE OFFERED TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR RETENTION INCENTIVES.


Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
This is a non-law enforcement position.
Individuals selected for these positions will lose law enforcement coverage and will need to return to a position with \"primary\" law enforcement coverage to regain coverage.


As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


Benefits
How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.
If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.


There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
Your responses to the eligibility questions;
Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
Your supporting documentation, if required.


Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


Experience that would not normally be part of the Federal employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.
g.
, a memorandum from the manager, Human Resource Manager, SF-52, etc.
)

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

Oral Communication.

Writing.

Personnel and Human Resources.

Organizational Awareness.

Planning and Evaluating.


You may preview questions for this vacancy.


Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).

In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week.
Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.

Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.
If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.
If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.

Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.

Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.

CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.


Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.
If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.
Documentation should be identified/saved as Transcripts.


We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.


Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at www.
USAJOBS.
gov.
Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.


NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application.
This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section.
Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the \"How to Apply\" instructions.
Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.


Required supporting documentation must be electronically uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).


All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.
m.
, Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.


NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.


Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.


Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.
gov
Phone: 972-352-4200

Agency contact information
CSU
Phone

972-352-4200

Email

GRA-HRM-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.
gov

Address

JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed.
Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days.
When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

146047 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707364018-684e79c88abf01526247f632ecb8f9d3

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Grand Prairie

Job Origin:

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Summary

Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.

Our highly skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.

This job is open to
Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

Clarification from the agency

  • BOP Employees in the local commuting area DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area. Duty Location: Consolidated Benefits Unit (CBU), Human Resource Services Center (HRSC), Grand Prairie, TX NOTE: A 10% RETENTION INCENTIVE MAY BE OFFERED TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR RETENTION INCENTIVES.

Duties

Responsible for performing a variety of reviews, audits, projects and training in support of the improvement of benefits management functions, practices, and services to enhance programs.

Serves as a resident expert and technical advisor to Human Resource Specialists within the CBU: advising on and resolving unusual, difficult, and complex questions; and interpreting and resolving difficult processing, and/or procedural scenarios and issues.

Responsible for policy development, and updates and issuances of agency guidance to staff at all levels of the agency, including the development of information for an agency benefits website.

Serves as a BOP expert concerning retirement automated systems. Serves as an expert on identifying and analyzing complex system inconsistencies and evaluates automated systems to ensure current retirement related procedures are met.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience:
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
Experience with resolving difficult and complex technical agency wide issues and advising other experts on how best to resolve issues and interpret and apply Office of Personnel Management policy guidance on Retirement and Federal Employee Benefits programs.
Experience in performing a variety of agency wide reviews, audits, and projects, and Retirement and Federal Employee Benefits training in support of the improvement of Federal Employee Benefits management functions, practice, and services.
Experience with advanced topics related to all types of benefits to include but not limited to Service Computation Dates (SCD), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Federal Long Term Care Insurance (FLTC), and civilian service and post-1956 military service deposits.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $123,576 per annum ($59.21 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

NOTE: A 10% RETENTION INCENTIVE MAY BE OFFERED TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR RETENTION INCENTIVES.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
This is a non-law enforcement position. Individuals selected for these positions will lose law enforcement coverage and will need to return to a position with \"primary\" law enforcement coverage to regain coverage.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Benefits
How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
Your responses to the eligibility questions;
Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
Your supporting documentation, if required.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Experience that would not normally be part of the Federal employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager, Human Resource Manager, SF-52, etc.)

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

Oral Communication.
Writing.
Personnel and Human Resources.
Organizational Awareness.
Planning and Evaluating.

You may preview questions for this vacancy.

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.
CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.

Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as Transcripts.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the \"How to Apply\" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Required supporting documentation must be electronically uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.

NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.gov
Phone: 972-352-4200

Agency contact information
CSU
Phone

972-352-4200

Email

GRA-HRM-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.gov

Address

JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed. Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days. When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.

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