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Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist) - GS-5/7 : Spencer, IA

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: You must be a U.S. Citizen and have generalized or specialized experience or education that can be substituted or combined to meet the minimum qualification experience. Additional qualifications are listed in the job announcement online. The Noncompetitive Hiring Authorities listed on the flyer may be available, but you still need to meet the minimum qualification requirements. No prior Social Security knowledge or experience is required.
HOW TO APPLY Apply online at and search for Vacancy Announcement Number SK11660501RPH. Read the announcement in its entirety and follow the instructions on uploading a detailed resume, transcripts, and other supporting documents (if applicable).
SALARY & ADVANCEMENT Entry into these positions is typically at the GS-05 or GS-07 level with advancement opportunity within the position to the GS-11 level. Salaries are competitive and include locality supplements based on the job location. SSA offers promotion opportunities and a wide variety of positions in our numerous offices across the country.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE SSA employees receive a comprehensive benefits package. Please see the second page of the flyer for a detailed listing of benefits.