CLAIMS SPECIALIST

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

About the organization

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is one of the largest independent agencies of the Federal Government, employing approximately 68,000 employees nationwide. Its mission is to deliver Social Security series that meet the changing needs of the public. SSA helps approximately 50 million people a month, making us the world's largest social insurance program.

Duties

The Claims Specialist position is an entry level position for SSA’s field offices. Incumbents are responsible for providing direct service to the public. They conduct interviews and adjudicate customer’s claims for retirement, survivors and disability benefits. Claims Specialists work with beneficiaries to establish continuing eligibility for payment, provide assistance with administrative appeals, authorize payment, offer referral services, and identify and investigate potential program abuse. This is a career ladder position with promotion potential to the GS-11 level. Initial selections are normally made at the GS-5 or GS-7 level.

Qualifications

We are looking for U.S. Citizens who are quick learners with good written and oral communication skills, strong customer service skills, and the ability to handle a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor’s degree. One year of study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

For GS-7: One full year of graduate level education in a related field OR a Bachelor’s Degree with superior academic achievement in a related field.

For GS-5, three years of general experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

For GS-7, one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include assisting individuals with establishing their entitlement to receive benefits; or adjudicating, authorizing or reconsidering claims; representing programs before the general public and providing information through the media; or evaluating benefit program operations to assess the integrity and quality; or interpreting program requirements and formulating policies, procedures and guidelines.

Salary

$36,317 TO $55027 PER YEAR

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit your resume, unofficial transcripts and description of service (DOS) letter via email.

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