Claims Specialist

Job posting
Closing date: 2 May 2020

We are looking to hire a Claims Specialist.  This is a permanent full time position in the Painesville, OH Social Security office.  Do you enjoy working with the public?  We will provide on the job training for this career job!

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. The Claims Specialist position is a public contact position that interacts with the public in person or via phone 90% of the day. The successful applicant will be required to attend a four month formal classroom training program. 

Desired skills: written and oral communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, decisiveness and ability to function in a fast paced environment.

Entry level salary: hired at the GS-5 or GS-7 level based on experience/education = $38,993 - $48,301.00 then position advances to a GS-11 within two years at $ 71,484.00

How to apply

email your resume, college transcripts (official OR unoffical) and proof of AmericaCorps VISTA service dates to:






Location55 W Jackson St.Painesville, OH 44077United States

Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):



Painesville, OH 44077
United States
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):

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