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FSMSSA VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT JANUARY 2020

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: FSM Social Security Administration, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM

Opening Date:January 9, 2020
Closing Date:January 24, 2020

Position: Tax Administration Assistant

Salary Range: $5,000.00 to $13,000.00 per annum
(Depending upon qualification)

The Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Administration is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of a Tax Administration Assistant. This position reports directly to the Tax Administration Officer. Responsibilities for this position include assisting the Tax Administration Officer’s duties of enforcing Social Security tax law requirements. This position is very team-oriented and highly interactive with all the branch offices.

Nature of Work:

1. Determine that Branches provide complete and correct documentation for collecting all proper social security tax revenue;

2. Determine that all audit computations are complete and accurate and that the delinquent employers are updated in the FSMSSA database system;

3. Assist Tax Administration Officer and branches in all facets of audit work, including legal aspects;

4. Determine that all tax returns and tax data are maintained in a complete, accurate and orderly manner;

5. Assist Tax Administration Officer in coordinating delinquent employer payment agreements and schedules and make recommendations on dealing with delinquent employers;

6. Maintain adequate filing and retrieval systems on all tax collection matters;

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements of Work

Must have great work ethics, strong mathematical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and be computer literate. Must have knowledge of basic audit and accounting principles.

Education & Work Experience Requirements

Position requires a degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent. Experience in payroll processing or preparation of employer’s Social Security tax returns is a plus.

Application Instruction
Any interested candidates should obtain application form at any Social Security Branch Office or Headquarters. Submit the application or show postmark if mailed, no later than January 24, 2020 along with diplomas and/or transcripts to any of the Social Security Branch Offices or to:

Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Administration
P.O. Box L
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941


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Welcome Aboard New Hires

FSMSSA welcomes new hire Ms. Loreta L. Memai from the state of Yap as the new Yap Branch Office Assistant. 35 year old Loreta  studied General studies and holds a Diploma of Completion. She have had work experiences, five years at YPDR Resort and four years at Manta Ray Bay Resort, both in Yap State.

This position reports directly to the State Branch Manager.  Responsibilities for this position include assisting the Branch Manager and other Branch staff in ensuring that the Branch operates effectively, efficiently and competently and provides quality services/good customer relations with all dealing with the Branch, either in person or by electronic communication. Loreta in every way is capable to serve the program with such purposes. She looks forward to learning and gaining as much possible and in return assist the needs of the people involved with the program. Her flexibility in language understanding ranges for she understands outer islanders, Pohnpeian, Marshallese and Chuukese language. Welcome Aboard Loreta.

 

Mr. Wensworth Billen was hired at the HQ office in August 2019 as theAccount Analyst. The Account Analyst reports directly to the comptroller , assisting in maintaining the program’s accounting policies and practices, in particular ledger entries, cash receipts and the fixed asset register.

Wensworth is a COM-FSM graduate with an A.S. Degree in Business Administration and he is capable of doing the tasks that comes along with the job. In his experience, he was once a Peer Counseling Advisor while  in College, helping students with tutoring sessions when needed in any subject areas. Later in 2012, he as hired at LP Gas as a graphics designer for there months and another 4 years as Accountant at Federated Shipping Company Ltd. Wensworth, upon being hired was elated and looks forward to learn as much and to contribute his abilities by doing the duties accordingly. He feels honored and lucky to be the one hired among all applicants. Welcome Aboard Wensworth.

 


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FSMSSA Employee Promotions

In February 2014, Robert Carlos (RC) began working at the FSMSSA as the Tax Assistant Officer. He had assisted the Tax Division in carrying out the duties of the division for years. Within the years he applied for another position in the Claims Division and was hired the Claim Analyst. As per duties differ in these Divisions, RC had different work experiences within the program divisions , which led him best qualified to be the new Claim Officer. Along with the qualities he possess and his work performance over the years, he had been promoted to be Claim Officer in May 2019. The Claim Officer reports directly to the FSMSSA Deputy Administrator. Responsibilities are to ensure that all claims made on FSM Social Security are processed in an entirely equitable, competent and on timely manner and that all beneficiaries of FSMSSA are treated strictly in accordance with the FSM laws and FSMSSA policies, processes, procedures and practices. The program looks forward to achieving its goals in terms referred to dealing with Claims within the Social Security System entrusting the work of this young man productively.

Briona Halverson had been with the program for over 10 years now. She began her experience with the FSMSSA Accounting Division as the Account Analyst. She had excelled with her duties in that division serving the program in so many years. With winds of change, she wanted to explore more and serve another division. Therefore, beginning May she started a new experience in the Claims Division as the Claim Analyst. The claim analyst is to assist the Claim Officer in ensuring that all aspects of FSM Social Security law and FSM Social Security Administration policies and practices, which relate to claims and associated matters, are rigorously conformed to at all times. With the skills and knowledge she possess, she is able to take on the new experience serving the claims division for all FSMSSA beneficiaries. She feels happy to be continuing serving the system under new job goals and her interest will surely assist her in support of task completions. FSMSSA looks forward to receiving good results as all employees always strive for to be better serving the FSM citizens.


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JOB OPENING AT FSMSSA (MAY 2019)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION VACANCY

 

Location: FSM Social Security Administration

Headquarter, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM

 

Opening Date: May 9, 2019

 

Position: Claim Officer

 

 

 

Closing Date: May 27, 2019

 

Salary Range: Starting at $15,000.00 (depending upon qualifications)

The Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Administration is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of a Claim Officer. This position reports directly to the FSMSSA Deputy Administrator.  Responsibilities for this position are to ensure that all claims made on FSM Social Security are processed in an

entirely equitable, competent and timely manner and that all beneficiaries of FSM Social Security are treated strictly in accordance with the FSM laws and FSM Social Security Administration policies, processes, procedures and practices.

 

Nature of Work

  • Ensures that all claims received have all proper, complete and accurate evidence required;
  • Conduct such investigation as may be required to ensure the veracity of claimants and beneficiaries;
  • Check all benefit calculations for completeness and correctness;
  • Regularly check that beneficiaries are entitled to benefits being received and that correct payments are being made;
  • Monitor regularly pending claims, to ensure that all necessary action is being taken;
  • In conjunction with the Accounting Division, ensure that benefit checks are distributed in a timely manner;
  • Carry out various administrative functions in conjunction with, and in support of, the Accounting Division;
  • Supervise claim staff work load, performance and train staff as required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements of Work

Must have high level of mathematics,  competency in computers and financial matters. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have knowledge of basic management principles and excellent work ethics.

 

Education Requirements

Position requires a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and experience in social security operations and laws or in any similar benefit programs.

 

Filing Instructions

Any interested candidates should obtain application form at any Social Security branch office or the headquarter. Submit the application or show postmark if mailed, no later than May 27, 2019, along with diplomas, degrees and/or transcripts to any of the Social Security offices or to:

 

FSM Social Security Administration

P.O. Box L

Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941

 

 

APPROVED FOR BROADCAST/ANNOUNCEMENT BY

Administrator

Date: May 8, 2019


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