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As a Contact Representative at the GS-0962-5, you will be part of Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for providing information and assistance to meet the needs of customers including retirees, their survivors and representatives, and others who have an interest in the retirement-related programs administered by Retirement Services.

This job is open to


The public


U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.


  • Respond to general queries both in person and on the phone to ensure accurate responses are given.
  • Operate a computer to perform automated tasks such as tracking cases, monitoring workloads, retrieving workload information, etc.
  • Interact effectively with diverse groups of individuals when exchanging information

RequirementsConditions of Employment


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
  • This position is eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit. The union that represents employees in this position is the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2450.




For the GS 5: You must have one year of experience that is equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service which includes: 1) Explaining or answering questions about programs or products; 2) Assisting customers in completing forms or applications; and 3) Reviewing forms and/or claims for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations. Note: Your resume must fully support this experience.


Have successfully completed four years of education above the high school level in any field obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)


Have a combination of the education and experience to qualify at this level. To calculate your percentage of education, divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide the total months of full-time experience by 12. If your experience was part-time, convert to full-time by dividing the number of hours worked per week by 40 then multiply by number of months worked. Add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of experience is considered to be 40 hours of work per week. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must clearly indicate their duties and responsibilities for each position and annotate the number of hours a week spent in each position. This may be reflected on the resume as either hours work or fulltime.



There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: