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Job opening: Social Insurance Specialist (DI) - Direct Hire Authority

Salary: $78 592 - 102 166 per year
Published at: Aug 14 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Social Insurance Specialist (DI) positions are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority, open to all U.S. citizens. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service. Under the provisions of the Direct Hire Authority, Veterans Preference and the "Rule of Three" do not apply.


This announcement serves as public notice. Applications submitted will be placed into a pool and will remain on file for selection as positions become available. Vacancies may be filled for up to 6 months after the closing date of this announcement. Applicants may not receive notifications of referral status until the full 6-month eligibility period has elapsed. Applications may be gathered from additional recruitment sources. These will be added to the pool created by this announcement. This position is a career ladder to the GS-12. Assuming you're performing adequately in the position and you have no conduct or leave issues, you will be non-competitively promoted to the GS-12 in 52 weeks. New hires will have a discussion with their supervisor and be given a copy of the performance standards when they enter into the position.


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Fingerprinting and background and/or security investigation may be required
  • Job offers are contingent on fingerprinting and background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement


READ ALL SECTIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS INFORMATION IS CRUCIAL TO SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION. To qualify for this GS-11 position, applicants must have at least one of the following: 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 and/or GS-10 level (or above) in the federal service that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience must include developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating, authorizing, or otherwise administering claims for medical disability programs; OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR Completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education (generally at least 54 semester hours) leading to a Ph.D. or LL.M., if related; OR A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. Duties of this nature should be typical of your everyday work. If you perform this kind of work, your resume must provide details of the actual duties you perform that demonstrate the requirements above. Reviewers cannot assume you perform duties you don't describe.


Providing Proof of Education or Substituting EducationFor information on providing proof of education or substituting education for experience, visit General Schedule Qualification Standards (opm.gov)If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position.

Foreign Education: If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.


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