Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Overview

This position is in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) Office of General Counsel.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel for the Director and the Corporation on all legal issues confronting the Corporation. This includes enforcement of Title IV of ERISA through litigation, negotiation, drafting regulations and guidance, deciding administrative appeals and administration of the Freedom of Information Act. It also includes advising the Corporation on corporate governance, ethics, procurement, labor relations and privacy.

Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the privacy sector (preferably in a law office/firm or corporate legal department, or in a consulting capacity to either) performing analysis of driving improvements in legal operations and administrative functions.  Examples may include: developing innovative strategies for increasing value and operational efficiency (preferably in legal operations) through optimization of internal work allocation, processes and procedures and use of technology; using alternative fee structures to determine billing for services; analyzing data to set performance metrics and establish reporting to track results; developing multi-year budget estimates to support organizational needs; and developing organizational plans, policies, and procedures related to succession planning, workforce analysis and talent development.

Responsibilities include:

Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of legal operations related to value in legal services.

Provide sound business advice and strategic direction in developing programs and initiatives and metrics/reports for monitoring progress.

Coordinate legal operations and project within department and across the Agency, as necessary.

Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of legal operations related to value in legal services.

Provide sound business advice and strategic direction in developing programs and initiatives and metrics/reports for monitoring progress.

Coordinate legal operations and project within department and across the Agency, as necessary.

The following areas of expertise are not considered creditable for the purposes of specialized experience: IT project management; IT portfolio or Enterprise Architecture; budget analysis; procurement or contracting; facilities management; logistics; transportation; supply chain management; or financial project management.

A Master’s Degree or MBA is desired but not required.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, you must submit all the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date, which is September 14, 2021. All resumes should be five pages or less; anything over five pages will not be reviewed. Private sector formatted resumes preferred.

If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, please contact  shukry.addou@pbgc.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 229-4111. Please complete all the steps in the online application process at USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov). You may make updates to your information at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this announcement.

You may register with USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov), which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once.

Current and former federal employees, see Job Announcement number OGC-2021-18 at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612666600.

All U.S. citizens, see Job Announcement number OGC-2021-19 at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612667600.

Please see further instructions outlined in the “How to Apply” section found at the bottom of the page at the above-referenced links.

About Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) protects the retirement incomes of over 34 million American workers in private sector defined benefit pension plans. A defined benefit plan provides a specified monthly benefit at retirement, often based on a combination of salary and years of service. PBGC was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to encourage the continuation and maintenance of private sector defined benefit pension plans, provide timely and uninterrupted payment of pension benefits, and keep pension insurance premiums at a minimum.

PBGC is not funded by general tax revenues. PBGC collects insurance premiums from employers that sponsor insured pension plans, earns money from investments and receives funds from pension plans it takes over.

In fiscal year 2020, PBGC paid for monthly retirement benefits, up to a guaranteed maximum, for more than 984,000 retirees in more than 5,000 single-employer plans that cannot pay promised benefits. Including those who have not yet retired and participants in multiemployer plans receiving financial assistance, PBGC is responsible for the current and future pensions of more than 1.5 million people.

The maximum pension benefit guaranteed by PBGC is set by law and adjusted yearly. For plans that end in 2021, the maximum guarantee for workers who retire at age 65 is $72,409.08 yearly ($6,034.09 monthly). The guarantee is lower for those who retire early or when there is a benefit for a survivor. The guarantee is increased for those who retire after age 65.