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Dear friends and colleagues:
I hope this message finds you well. We invite you to join U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) leadership to discuss opportunities that are open at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both in the Washington, DC headquarters and nationwide. We will host a free, easy-to-use webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 starting at 1:30pm EST. Please register at the following link: Webinar Registration
All current DOL job postings are available at www.usajobs.gov. For additional information about EBSA vacancies, interested candidates should contact Crystal Jordan via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.
We hope you will all join us for this information session. In the meantime, see more information below about the DOL and EBSA.
M. Lucero Ortiz
Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor and its 16,000 employees work to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. Under the leadership of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the Department is committed to ensuring Good Jobs for Everyone.
Currently, several opportunities are open for recent law school graduates and young attorneys (starting at the GS-9). In addition, there are summer student temporary (STEP) and student career (SCEP) opportunities for current 1L and 2L law students. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), one of the Department’s law enforcement agencies, will have several vacancies in the near future. For additional information about EBSA vacancies, organizations or candidate should contact Crystal via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.
All interested applicants should visit USA Jobs and begin building their profile. Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available athttp://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). EBSA’s top priority is to ensure that pension, health, and other employee benefit plans are operated in accordance with the law. EBSA is recognized as the guardian of the private employee benefits system.
Auditors plan, conduct, and coordinate civil and criminal investigations/audits of moderate size single or multi-employer benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans. These individuals determine the scope and investigative approaches to be taken for each investigation/audit and are assigned investigations/audits that cover areas where there may be a high probability of significant findings. Auditors work with the legal staff of the Department’s Office of the Solicitor (SOL) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in preparing cases for civil litigation and criminal prosecution and in developing documentary evidence.
EBSA Benefit Advisors
Benefit Advisors provide technical information, guidance and assistance in response to the full range of written, telephonic, and walk-in inquiries from plan administrators, participants and beneficiaries, members of Congress, and the general public on the rights and benefits of individuals under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), etc. These individuals advise participants, beneficiaries, and plan administrators in resolving differences about benefit eligibility by providing explanations of ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and plan provisions and by conducting analyses of the facts in particular situations. Benefit Advisors also plans and conducts outreach and educational programs and workshops designed to communicate rights and benefits under ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, etc. to employers and their employees.
In addition to performing many of the duties assigned to Auditors above, Investigators determine the scope and investigative approaches to be taken for each investigation. These individuals prepare comprehensive and well-documented investigative reports (including evidentiary materials and related documentation, work paper and financial analyses, problem identification, findings, citation of ERISA and related laws, regulations, interpretations, etc. Investigators may serve as a witness for the Agency at civil and criminal court trials and may testify before Federal or State grand juries concerning facts and evidence developed during criminal investigations.
EBSA Employee Benefits Law Specialist
Employee Benefits Law Specialist assists and advises organizations and persons regarding exemptions, exemption policy, related legislation and enforcement. These individuals represent the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on various interagency task forces involving ERISA and national retirement income and health policy. They develop and issue regulations, interpretations, and other guidance concerning the application of the provisions of Title I of ERISA, including provisions governing ERISA coverage, reporting, disclosure, fiduciary responsibility, claims procedures for pension, health and other employment based benefits. Employee Benefits Law Specialist assists and advise organizations and persons involved in all aspects of employee pensions and health care plan administration, including plan administrator and beneficiaries, insurers, and third party administrators.
EBSA Recruitment Coordinator
Crystal Jordan has been designated as EBSA central Recruitment Coordinator. Crystal can assist individuals who would like to apply for vacancies in EBSA. For additional information about EBSA vacancies, organizations or candidate should contact Crystal via e-mail at Jordan.Crystal2@dol.gov.