Human Resources Specialist, Senior

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
# of Openings
1
Category
Professional Services
Agency/Project
DHS
Job ID
2021-4685
Security Clearance
Public Trust

Responsibilities

OBXtek is looking to hire a qualified Senior Human Resource Benefits Specialist to be responsible for supporting the OBXtek Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol's RABAS contract for Administrative Support Personnel Services.

 

The duties of the Senior Human Resource Benefits Specialist include: 

 

  • Providing expert retirement counseling service to employees on questions including: 
  • Service computation dates and eligibility of certain periods of Federal service where retirement coverage is or might be questionable. 
  • Retirement estimates (CSRS/CSRS Offset and FERS).  
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) options, Federal Employees’ Health Benefits (FEHB) coverage, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) coverage, Social Security (SS) coverage, and deposits and re-deposits to the retirement fund as these issues relate to the retirement program. 
  • Military benefits, veteran’s preference, and prior government service. 

 

  • Counseling employees concerning service credit payments and post-1956 military service deposits. 
  • Provide expert assistance in preparation and submission of retirement applications and all related forms and requirements, ensuring package is complete and accurate.  
  • Provide direct counseling to CBP management, employees, retirees, and family members on benefit programs entitlements, interpretations of the law, regulations, and policies. 
  • Follow up with retirees to ensure receipt of leave/retirement payments. 
  • Provide estimates of expected benefits to employees and survivors of deceased employees. 
  • Support and participate in outreach initiatives and retirement seminars. 
  • Interpret and prepare informative material for employees on policy changes. 
  • Provide tactful counsel to ensure employees have necessary information to support benefits-related decisions. 
  • Prepare sensitive correspondence on complex or highly contested case matters and retirement issues. 
  • Handle difficult and complex cases including disability retirements involving sensitive and controversial problems. 

Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • Ability to obtain DHS-CBP Public Trust clearance.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience building knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to employee benefits counseling and preparation, particularly in a federal environment.  
  • Must have Federal HR Background
  • Federal Government Retirement Benefit experience, required
  • Organization, management, disposition, and retention of human resource files. 
  • Creating and executing plans for actions. 
  • Administrative skills including alpha-numeric filing skills, fluency with office equipment and current software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • Strong oral and written communications. 
  • Work independently to complete all assigned duties. 

Desired Attributes: 

  • Ability to multi-task, meeting deadlines while also responding to inquiries. 
  • Ability to handle and respond effectively in writing to both routine and Congressional level correspondence, 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and awareness of and responsiveness to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others. 
  • Conflict management, dealing with confrontations and disagreements in a positive manner, minimizing personal impact and controlling one’s own feelings and reactions. 
  • Relate effectively with others regardless of situation and/or status or position. 
  • Acceptance of interpersonal and cultural diversity. 
  • Availability to travel domestically to offer retirement and benefits counseling, often on very short notice.
  • Prior DHS Human Resources/Benefits experience is a plus.

Company Information

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.

 

We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.

 

As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.

 

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required and verified before the start of employment unless an exemption applies.  Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer vaccination requirements which may include any or all the following: mandatory vaccination, mandatory statements regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory testing.

 

OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

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