Legal Administrative Specialist (Benefit Authorizer) GS-901-7

Social Security Administration

About the organization

Do you have a desire to:

•help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
•analyze and solve problems?
•help and advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
•work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?
Join SSA, one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!!

Duties

Once selected for the Benefit Authorizer position in SSA, you will make final determinations on benefit entitlement decisions.This includes having direct telephone contact with the public to resolve issues or discrepancies and provide them with their rights under Social Security laws.You will be responsible for adjusting established benefits and effectuating payments and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims.Benefit Authorizers (BAs) determine if applicants are eligible to receive or continue receiving benefits and/or payments for various Social Security programs.They answer questions from callers to Social Security's 800 number telephone network, resolve issues or discrepancies and explain Social Security program information to the public.

Qualifications

GS-7: Fifty-two weeks of specialized experience at the GS-5 grade level or equivalent in the federal service 1) assisting individuals in establishing their entitlement to receive benefits; 2) adjudicating, authorizing or reconsidering claims; 3) explaining benefit entitlements or requirements to the general public; 4) evaluating benefit program operations to assess the integrity and quality; or 5) interpreting benefit program requirements to formulate policies, procedures or guidelines.

Meet and Deal Panel Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a panel interview (after basic eligibility determination) to demonstrate an aptitude for meeting and dealing with the public. Applicants must pass this interview process in order to be found fully qualified for this position and receive further consideration for selection.

GS-7: One full year of graduate level education in any field. One year of full-time graduate education is defined as 18 earned semester hours or 27 earned quarter hours. A combination of graduate level education and the specialized experience as described above OR a Bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement in any field can be applied as a substitution.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

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