Careers at SSA Boston Region - Opportunities for Veterans
Employment Type: Full-Time
At the Social Security Administration, we offer several career options for people who have proudly served our country. With so many diverse career fields available in our agency, your solid military experience and willingness to selflessly serve can avail you of a rewarding career in public service.
For consideration at SSA under non-competitive hiring authorities for veterans, please see below for more information.
To learn more about opportunities for veterans, please visit FedsHireVets.gov.
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Your application will be placed into a pool of eligible veterans for evaluation and referral to selecting officials for hiring. You may be contacted by interested selecting officials and asked to interview.
We will not be able to provide status updates other than the receipt of your application via an acknowledgement email from USAStaffingOffice@opm.gov. You may update your application at any time until the closing date.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. This vacancy is recruiting specifically for the following occupation categories:
* Public Contact: Claims Specialists, Customer Service Representative
* Legal: Legal Support, Legal Assistants, Paralegal Specialists
* IT Specialists
This vacancy is intended as a recruiting tool for employment with SSA. In the event an office you have selected is hiring, they may request to review applicants for this vacancy.
Submitting an application does not guarantee the office(s) you have selected will hire from this announcement.
* Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship required
* Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
* Background and/or security investigation required
* Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
* Selectees are required to serve a 2-year trial period
* Relocation expenses will not be paid
* All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
You must meet the eligibility requirements for the following special hiring authority for veterans to be considered:
Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
VRA allows for the appointment of eligible veterans without competition from non veterans. This hiring authority can be used for positions up to GS-11 or equivalent. Veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise found in competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment.
Eligibility under the VRA hiring authority applies to any of the following veterans:
* Disabled veterans; or
* Veterans who served in active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or
* Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the armed forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or
* Recently separated veterans (within 3 years).
In addition, veterans must be separated from the Armed Forces under honorable or general discharge.
Applicants wishing to be considered for employment using SSA's competitive selection process may also respond to a specific job opportunity announcement listed on SSA's job opportunity page at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?a=SZ00&hp=public&p=1
Providing Proof of Education or Substituting Education
Some positions require proof of education or allow you to use your education to meet qualification requirements. For information on providing proof of education or substituting education for experience, visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards
If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position.
Foreign Education: If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.