FEMA looks for human resource specialist in Winchester, Va.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking for a human resources specialist to work in Winchester, Va., for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a posting on usajobs.gov.


The position is a full-time, temporary position, not to exceed two years.


The specialist would be a liaison between FEMA and the Internal Revenue Service for all issues related to the Safety and Health Integrated Management System, safety incidents and workers' compensation. They would also plan and implement special projects and studies for the Workers' Compensation Program.


The person in this role would ensure accurate claim forms processing, medical reports and maintenance of documentation, including safety occupational, health, medical, employment and personal data required to process claims.


The specialist would mediate compensation issues and decisions between employees, healthcare professionals, management and employee groups. This person would disseminate fact-finding decisions from the Department of Labor.


To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have at least one year of specialized federal government experience, or state, local, non-profit or private sector experience that provided extensive knowledge of the Federal Employee's Compensation Act.


Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge of the agency's policies and procedures and knowledge of benefits available via the Federal and Thrift Savings Plan, in addition to other federal benefits programs. The applicants' ability to investigate accident, prepare a presentation of evidence and provide a recommendation also will be evaluated.