Associate Attorney - Tax (Honolulu HI)
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in San Francisco CA / Seattle WA / Telecommute
Open & closing dates: 08/09/2019 to 08/23/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11
Salary: $56,051 to $98,176 per year
Several vacancies, in San Francisco CA and Seattle WA
Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for planning, directing and administering a program of enforcement to ensure maximum compliance with Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and criminal provisions of US Code as they relate to employee benefit plans. Offices initiate, execute and coordinate civil/criminal investigations of alleged violations of ERISA and conduct financial investigations of all types of employee benefit plans & related entities.
GS-09: Employee Benefits Investigator will complete the following tasks under close supervision of a supervisor or higher level investigator:
GS-11: Employee Benefits Investigator will complete the following tasks with some supervision from a supervisor or higher level investigator:
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service or meet the education requirement or have an equivalent combination of education and experience.
For the GS-9 level, Applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience gained as a compliance inspector, analyst, planner or investigator whose work is related to the field of employee benefit plans and/or Federal and/or state financial regulatory statutes; work directly involved in assessing or assuring finance-related regulatory compliance such as financial auditing, provided the experience clearly demonstrated the application of the laws, regulations and administrative procedures involved in assessing and assuring compliance and/or professional auditing and accounting work that involved determining compliance with Federal and State laws governing health and pension plans, securities, banking, insurance, or corporations.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree;
two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;
LL.B. or J.D., if related.
Selective Factor (GS-11):
To be considered minimally qualified for the GS-11 you must have knowledge of ERISA or knowledge of similarly complex federal or state financial regulatory programs. Candidates must show this knowledge in their resume to receive further consideration.
In addition, an in depth knowledge of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as working knowledge of other Federal and State health care laws and regulations are desired, but not required.
Also for the GS-11 level, Applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of ERISA rules, regulations and enforcement and regulatory policies and procedures, as well as Federal criminal statutes and the Federal rules of evidence; knowledge and experience in investigative techniques and methods of financial examination in order to obtain the necessary information to assess employee benefit plan operations, fiduciary conduct, and individual transactions.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;
three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;
LL.M., if related.
Combining Education and Experience:
Education and experience can be combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements. Note: Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level can be combined with the appropriate level of experience to qualify for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11.
For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.
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.
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