Social Insurance Specialist
Do you have a desire to:
- Help SSA manage its Social Security programs, analyze and solve problems?
- Advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
- Work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?
Claims Specialists conduct interviews with the public to obtain, clarify, and verify information about initial and continuing eligibility for retirement, survivors, disability, health insurance benefits, and eligibility for supplemental security income including State supplements. In addition, they resolve discrepancies, clarify issues and make final decisions for initial and post-entitlement for benefits and payments; adjudicate and authorize entitlement or disallowance actions at all levels of difficulty and complexity under programs administered by SSA; and use state of-the-art technology to access and update claims information.
Once selected for the Claims Specialist position in SSA, you will contribute to the Agency's mission through direct and personal service to the public. This includes speaking with beneficiaries about their rights under the Social Security laws, gathering facts and evidence to establish eligibility for benefits, making critical decisions to determine the amount of benefits paid to individuals, and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims.
Desired skills: written and oral communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, decisiveness and automation.
This position is located in the Opelika, AL Social Security Office at 1800 Corporate Drive, Opelika, AL 36801.
Note: This position is being filled on a full-time basis. This is a 2-year developmental program. After successful completion of the program, you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent appointment.
To apply visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472541200