Employee Benefits Law Specialist
Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
in Washington DC / Telecommute
Open & closing dates: 05/15/2019 to 05/29/2019
Pay scale &
grade: GS 14
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year
A FEW vacancies
Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy
The positions are located in the
Office of Regulations and Interpretations (ORI), a major component of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). EBSA is responsible for administering and securing compliance with the provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act (ERISA), as well as certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Employees Retirement System Act.
As a professional, with extensive knowledge of the provisions of Title I of ERISA,
the incumbent participates in the formulation, analysis, and implementation of national policies affecting employee benefit plans, plan sponsors, financial institutions and other providers of services to employee benefit plans.
analyses of legal and policy issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and related laws and regulations affecting employee benefit plans.
On the basis of research and analyses, prepares clear, concise and accurate memoranda, options
papers, interpretive rulings, regulations, legislative provisions affecting employee benefit plans, plan sponsors, plan participants and beneficiaries, financial institutions (banking, insurance, mutual funds) and other parties involved with employee
Participates, individually or as a member of a team, in regulatory, legislative and other high priority initiatives of the Office and the Agency; and leads and conducts in-depth policy and legislative analysis of issues.
Participates in inter- and intra-agency reviews of interpretations, regulations, guidance, legislative and other matters and issues regulations affecting the regulation of employee benefit plans.
Develops and provides training, technical
assistance, and other guidance necessary to the administration of the Office and the Agency, including technical assistance and support for enforcement and legislative initiatives.
Represents the Division, Office and Agency at meetings,
conferences, seminars sponsored by EBSA, other agencies, professional organizations and civic groups.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment to this position may require a background
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- This position is inside the bargaining unit.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- The full performance level is GS-14.
meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.
Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must
include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit
more than one SF-50.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level,
GS-13, in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is defined as: Progressively responsible experience that demonstrated the ability to perform work in the field of pension and welfare plans. Such experience may have
been gained in (1) management, administration, development, analysis, audit, financial management, or termination of such plans or their funds; or (2) in closely related work such as taxation, securities, and investments involving such plans or their
Specialized experience may have been gained in government, a welfare and pension plan administration or consulting firm, law firm, actuarial or accounting firm, labor union, welfare and pension association or research service, banking
trust department, or investment firm. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
- Analysis and application of fiduciary, reporting and disclosure, coverage, bonding, funding, participation and vesting, administration, and termination
provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and related laws, regulations, court decisions, and precedent rulings.
- Development of proposals for new or revised pension or welfare plans, petitions for exemptions, or requests for
rulings under governing law.
- Legal work, a substantial portion of which required interpretation of Federal laws and legal requirements concerning welfare and pension plans.
- Auditing or accounting work that involved determining compliance
with Federal and State laws governing welfare and pension plans.
- Analysis of Federal laws or regulations, development of policy, and drafting of proposed changes in an employee welfare and benefit plan or a related
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.
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