Customer Service Representative

Social Security Administration

About the organization

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is accepting résumés from RPCVs and transitioning Peace Corps staff with noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) for the Charleston, SC Social Security field office. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone close to you who does. Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. With Retirement, Disability, and Survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. We are one of the largest independent agencies in government with over 60,000 employees. We are passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of the American public.

Duties

The CSR position is an entry level position for SSA’s field offices. Incumbents are responsible for providing direct service to the public in a fast-paced environment. They determine the nature of a visit/call and analyze relevant facts to resolve problems, screen for benefit eligibility, interpret correspondence and explain benefit amounts. Service Representatives interview the public to process Social Security Numbers and Representative payee applications and accountings. They are responsible for timely input of reports of change for people already receiving a Social Security or SSI benefit. They must learn, understand, and be able to explain the technical provisions of the Retirement, Survivor, Medicare, Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Further information about the Customer Service Representative position can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/careers/careersPublicContact.html

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.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience that is directly related to the position to be filled. This experience should equip the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include applying and interpreting laws, rules, regulations and written guidelines; communicating orally in order to provide information, assistance, or instructions to members of the general public; performing administrative and clerical processes using a computer to reconcile discrepancies; and writing correspondence in response to inquiries.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:
Education may be substituted for experience and will be made in accordance with the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Selectees who use education to qualify will be asked to provide official transcripts upon selection.

Salary

GS-5=$33,949 GS-7=$42,053

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit your resume, NCE Peace Corp letter, Description of Service (DOS) report, and an unofficial college transcript if available via email to [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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