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Grade: 14

1 Select the one answer that best describes how your educational /experience background meets the basic qualifications requirements for the Pension Law Specialist, GS-14, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have specific knowledge of ERISA and at least 52 wks work exp. GS-13 grade level that included analysis/application of ERISA (fiduciary, reporting and disclosure, bonding, funding, vesting, admin, and termination provisions); employee benefit plan design, exemption petitions or ruling requests; and legal work requiring interpretation of legal requirements governing employee benefit plans, or in related fields (tax, securities, real estate, corporations, trusts, bankruptcy, and investment).
  • I do not meet the 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level required for THIS POSITION.
2 Select all tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Researching and analyzing legal provisions affecting group health plans under Title I of ERISA and related laws affecting employee benefit plans (for example, the Affordable Care Act group market provisions).   
  • Researching and analyzing pending legislation and/or regulatory policy issues related to group health plans.
  • Drafting plan documents or compliance materials related to group health plan compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and/or the Public Health Service Act.
  • Developing regulations, interpretive guidance, and/or technical assistance memoranda concerning the application and interpretation of Title I of ERISA and/or related laws affecting employee benefit plans.
  • None of the above.
3

In which of the following areas do you have specific technical subject matter and legal experience researching, analyzing, and writing?

Answer to this question is required
  • Reporting and disclosure provisions of ERISA
  •  Fiduciary provisions of ERISA      
  • Coverage provisions of ERISA
  • COBRA
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Mental Health Parity provisions
  • Other group health plan requirements in ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and/or the Public Health Service Act
  • State insurance law and/or ERISA preemption
  • None of the above.
4 Select the answer that best describes your knowledge of ERISA and/or health benefits law: Answer to this question is required
  • I have comprehensive knowledge relating to ERISA and/or health benefits law, including working with group health plans, health insurance issuers, third party administrators, and/or state or federal regulatory authorities to provide advice and analysis.  
  • I have some work experience and a basic working knowledge regarding ERISA and/or health benefits law and federal and state regulatory authorities involved.
  • I have taken courses that provided me with a basic understanding of ERISA and/or health benefits law and federal and state regulatory authorities involved.
  • I do not have any substantive knowledge of ERISA and/or health benefits law and federal and state regulatory authorities involved.
5 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience (as a regular part of your job) in the employee benefits field in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and developing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area or have not performed this as a regular part of my job.
  • I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, and developed logical conclusions with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, and developed logical conclusions.
  • I have led a team or group that analyzed data, interpreted facts, and developed logical conclusions.
6

Select the answer that best reflects the number of times you have made formal oral presentations (as a speaker) on employee benefits law and/or health benefits law.

Answer to this question is required
  • None   
  • One
  • Two to four
  • Five or more
7

Do you have specific work experience as the principal writer of highly technical legal or policy documents related specifically to complex ERISA and/or health law interpretive and compliance issues affecting group health plans?

 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following statements best reflect your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others in the employee benefits field? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have led a team of three or more professionals to accomplish work.
  • I have partnered with one other professional to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team of three or more professionals to accomplish work.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No