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Social Security Administration Contact Representative (Customer Service Rep) (Temporary Not-to-Exceed 09-30-21) in Elkhart, Indiana

Summary

This temporary position is located in the Elkhart, IN District Office at 231 Waterfall Drive, Elkhart, IN 46516. Additional selections may be made within six months from the closing date of this announcement.

Responsibilities

Once selected for the Customer Service Representative position in SSA, you will contribute to the Agency's mission through direct service to the public. As the first point of contact, you are responsible for assisting beneficiaries or inquirers in person, by telephone or in writing to provide information on SSA laws, rules and regulations and Medicare Insurance Programs. This includes obtaining information in order to determine eligibility and entitlement for programs administered by SSA, and using automation tools to access and update information about claims or potential eligibility.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. GS-6: 52 weeks of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service performing the following tasks: (1) researching and analyzing various regulatory sources in order to apply legal requirements; (2) explaining rights, benefits, privileges, or obligations under a body of law to large volumes of people from different socioeconomic backgrounds; (3) using a computer to reconcile discrepancies, supporting documentation, payment issues, etc. Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period), you will be credited with 6 months of experience. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:

COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT INTERVIEW PROCESS (CAIP) 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. This interview will cover typical situations, which might be encountered on the job, in person or over the telephone. Applicants must demonstrate qualities such as clarity of speech, ability to listen, ability to establish confidence and put others at ease and the ability to organize and express thoughts clearly. If you do not pass the CAIP interview, you will not qualify for the job. NOTE: Previous Meet and Deal results are not valid for this vacancy announcement; you will be required to complete the CAIP assessment. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. GS-6: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-5 or higher. Time in grade requirement (ICTAP Eligibles Only) must be met by the closing date of this announcement. In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants must be eligible under ICTAP, Certain Military Spouse.

Education

Education is not applicable at the GS-6 level.

Additional Information

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants must be eligible under one of the following categories: Displaced or surplus Federal employees eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) who have held a GS-6 or above, and in the local commuting area of the listed duty location. See Required Documents section for instructions on submitting proof. Certain Military Spouse. See Required Documents section for instructions on submitting proof. In addition to meeting the basic eligibility criteria, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position. Well-qualified is defined as having knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under numeric rating procedures, qualified ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of 85 or higher to be eligible for selection. 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. Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

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