Employee Benefits Security Administration Employee Benefits Investigator in MANY vacancies Kansas City, Missouri
Employee Benefits Security Administration
- MANY vacancies - Kansas City, MO
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (9 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (4 day(s) away)
About the Agency
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
This position is located in the Department of Labor/EBSA, Kansas City, MO. The Regional Offices are responsible for planning, directing, and administering a program of enforcement to ensure maximum compliance throughout the geographical jurisdiction of the Office with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the criminal provisions of the United States Code as they relate to employee benefit plans.
This position has promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.
- This position is inside the bargaining unit.
GS-11: Plans, conducts, and coordinates civil and criminal investigations or reviews of moderate size single or multi-employer benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans. Initiate and arrange for meetings, conferences, and discussions with plan officials, service providers, and their legal and financial representatives to explain the purpose and scope of investigation, ERISA requirements and EBSA policy and procedures, and conduct formal interviews. Examine and analyze employee benefit plan financial records, trustee meeting minutes and other plan records, employee benefit plan operating procedures to determine compliance with plan documents and ERISA, Form 5500 annual reports with financial statements and audit reports prepared by plan's accountant and fidelity bonding to determine coverage and adequacy in accordance with ERISA. Prepares comprehensive and well-documented investigative reports. Participate with higher graded investigators, in the negotiation of corrective actions with plan officials, fiduciaries and their representative to secure monetary restitution and other remedial actions. Works with the legal staff of the Department's Office of the Solicitor (SOL) and the Department of Justice in preparing cases for civil litigation and criminal prosecution and in developing documentary evidence.
GS-12: Independently plans, conducts, and coordinates civil and criminal investigations or reviews of large and varied employee benefits plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans. Examine and analyze employee benefit plan financial records, trustee meeting minutes and other plan records, employee benefit plan operating procedures to determine compliance with plan documents and ERISA, Form 550 series of annual reports with financial statements and audit reports prepared by plan’s accountant and fidelity bonding to determine coverage and adequacy in accordance with ERISA. Prepares comprehensive and well-documented investigative reports.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Requires a one year probationary period.
- Must meet Department of Labor security requirements.
- Subject to frequent travel, up to 25% of the time.
GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service (but not limited to Federal service) as defined below:
GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS- 11 in the Federal service (but not limited to Federal service) as defined below.
Specialized experience is work experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
GS-11: Examples of qualifying work experience include: experience as a compliance inspector, analyst, planner or investigator whose work related to the field of employee benefit plans, and/or Federal and/or state financial regulatory statutes or experience conducting financial audits in the employee benefits field using conventional auditing techniques. Examples of specialized experience also include knowledge of investigative principles and techniques; ability to investigate and analyze financial transactions, background information and other evidentiary materials; ability to draft clear and comprehensive reports including investigative findings and recommendations for corrective action.
GS-12: specialized experience is the same as GS-11, but performed with less supervision.
In addition to the examples of specialized experience shown above your application resume must also demonstrate knowledge of ERISA laws and regulations and include your ERISA experience.
GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. GS-12: There is no education substitution.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
What To Expect Next
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.
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The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.
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Salary Range: $59,318.00 to $92,429.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1801-11/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.
Control Number: 453119100
Job Announcement Number: DE-16-CHI-EBSA-0261