UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Employment and Training Administration - Department of Labor
This occupational series has a positive education/Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) that must be met with education or experience. They are as follows: Undergraduate degree with a major study in economics, industrial relations, law, sociology, political science, public administration, or other related fields. Courses in statistics or mathematics applicable to the social sciences are creditable up to a maximum of 12 semester hours. Note: You must submit your transcripts. -OR- Graduate degree in one or a combination of the social sciences that included social science research methodology and techniques, and provided a knowledge of the history, concepts, methods, and techniques of social insurance and/or the social and economic conditions under which social insurance programs operate. Note: You must submit your transcripts. -OR- Specialized Experience: Experience related to social insurance. This includes experience applying statistics or mathematics to the social insurance field. Specialized experience must have demonstrated: A knowledge of current social and economic conditions under which social insurance programs operate, and the principles of Federal/State/local relationships; the ability to extend and modify existing techniques and methods or to develop new ones to identify, isolate, and resolve special problems; and the ability to develop effective collaborative relationships with personnel in other fields and with groups having conflicting objectives. Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained through work in the following or similar types of programs: unemployment insurance; old-age and survivors’ insurance; workers’ compensation; disability compensation; or other public or private programs covering common social insurance risks. In addition to meeting the above positive education/Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR), Applicants must meet the below specialized experience: For GS-12: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-11 in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience includes (Applicants must demonstrate five (5) of the following): · Applying knowledge in a variety of Unemployment Insurance (UI) program areas, including: Adjudication, Claims Intake and Processing, Appeals, UI Budget including Resource Justification Model (RJM) Process, Benefits and Timeliness Quality (BTQ) Programs for Non-monetary Determinations and Appeals, Interstate Benefits and Combined Wage Claims, Tax, Tax Performance Systems (TPS), Data Validation, UI Benefit charging systems and experience rating systems, Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX), Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE), Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Integrity, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA), State Quality Services Plan (SQSP), and Benefit Payment Control (BPC). . Interpreting legislation, policies, and regulations related to Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. . Providing advice on requirements related to Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. . Conducting reviews and evaluations of Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs, tax systems, functions, and activities. . Providing recommendations and conducting briefings for senior officials and program stakeholders on Unemployment Insurance (UI) guidance and policy. . Reviewing and analyzing Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs data to assess and improve state performance and inform internal and external stakeholders.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Regional Office of Philadelphia, PA. This position is inside the bargaining unit.