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Worker S Compensation Assistant Oa

Company name
Office of Workers Compensation Programs

Salary
$44,986.00 to $58,480.00

Location
Golden, CO

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Open & closing dates

02/13/2018

to

02/27/2018

Salary

$44,986 to $58,480 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 07

Work schedule

Full-time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

Lakewood, CO

FEW vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Veterans

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

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Announcement number

MS-18-DAL-OWCP-022

Control number

491201000

Duties

Duties

Summary

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Division of Federal Employees Compensation, Lakewood, CO. The Workers Compensation Assistant is assigned to a Claims Unit working with assigned Claims Examiners and reports to the unit supervisor or his/her designee. This is the full performance level of this position. This position is inside the bargaining unit - NCFLL. Based on agency's needs, more than one selection may be made from this announcement.

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Responsibilities

The Workers' Compensation Assistant (OA) is assigned to a Claims Unit where they perform work which involves the receiving, developing and adjudicating of basic workers' compensation claims. To perform these duties the Assistant applies knowledge of Federal Employees’ Compensation statutes, regulations, manuals, policies and procedures; knowledge of medical and legal terminology dealing with Workers’ Compensation claims; knowledge of Vocational Rehabilitation as it is employed by the program; knowledge of the fiscal process related to Workers’ Compensation programs; knowledge of the appeals process of Federal Employees’ Compensation claims. The Assistant provides support to claims staff in various program areas. She/he receives visitors and phone calls; reviews routine incoming written correspondence and prepares responses to inquiries. She/he is assigned priority correspondence from elected officials for response and ensures that responses maintain appropriate tone and are suitable for release upon approval by the district director or designee. The Assistant reviews, approves and batches for payment, bills falling under the Prompt Payment Act. They enter correct data and information into various databases to reflect correct claims actions and ensure that all data is current, accurate and timely. The Compensation Assistant uses a high level of skill in operating standard office equipment such as a computer to enter, save, edit and update information and type correspondence; use a typewriter to complete forms, a calculator to compute medical bills and compensation and use other equipment such as telephone and photocopier.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

07

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current/former Fed. employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act eligibles; Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, 30% or > compensably disabled veterans; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers.

Also advertised as job announcement #DE-18-DAL-OWCP-0009 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

U.S. Citizenship.

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the Required Documents section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: examining a wide range of medical bills and/or related claims, which has provided a knowledge of medical terminology used in the claims adjudication process; the ability to develop and evaluate pertinent medical facts and evidence; experience in claims processing area in a benefit entitlement area, making determinations for payment on medical and related claims, including insurance claims; communicating with individuals concerning diverse medical claims, including insurance claims.

Education

There is no educational substitution for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.

Refer to these links for more information:

GENERAL INFORMATION

, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP

/ CTAP

, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if they attain at least a rating score of 85.0 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical Program Knowledge; Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.

Self-Management; Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; monitors progress and is motivated to achieve; manages own time and deals with stress effectively

Oral Communication Skill; Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication

Written Communication Skill: Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner.

Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computers applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.

Clerical: Knowledge of filing, typing, entering data, maintaining records, taking shorthand, and using and completing forms.chnology Skills:

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document

. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from ALL applicants (if applicable):

- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status*

*Warning: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to current and former Federal employees. - If you do not have one, you must submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided or you may not be considered for this position.

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - REQUIRED if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP

/ CTAP

Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 vs. Copy 1)

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship

, and the E-Verify

system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, click the “Agency Contact Information” link on the “Apply” page.

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents

Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)

Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)

On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 Steps noted at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th step is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the Required Documents section of this vacancy . Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 – On the “Application Review” step, click “Submit Application”

The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

Agency contact information

Sharon Smith

Phone

972-850-4432

TDD

800-877-8339

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

smith.sharon.s@dol.gov

Address

Labor, Ofc of Workers' Compensation Programs

OASAM- Dallas Region

Dallas, Texas

United States

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Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide

. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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