Supervisory Attorney Advisor

Falls Church, Virginia
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:  Open All US Citizens

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA) located in Falls Church, VA.

This position is in the Excepted Service.

You MUST submit your resume, Active Bar License, transcript, most current SF-50 and DD-214 if applicable (must be the member 4 copy).  

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.

This announcement will close after the first 50 applications are received or by the closing date of this announcement, which ever comes first.  

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Education: Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) through which you have attained the first professional law degree, i.e., LL.B or J.D.  

    NOTE: You MUST submit legible transcripts (official or unofficial) as verification of meeting the educational requirement.  Transcripts MUST be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement and MUST be from an institution accredited by the American Bar Association.  If selected you will be required to submit official transcripts. 

    Bar Membership: You MUST currently be an active and licensed member in good standing (as defined by the pertinent bar) of the Bar in a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


    Professional Experience: Have three (3) years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position and at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, that included the following tasks and responsibilities: providing expert legal advisory services for the professional staff, and mentoring the professional development of subordinate staff; experience in supervision of staff, knowledge of the Medicare Appeals process to include the QIC and MAC levels of appeal, familiarity with the CMS structure, experience in developing policy, process and procedures.

    Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.


    Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit:

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

    6. One-year supervisory trial period may be required.

    7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No

    8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

    9. Drug Screening Required: No

    10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

    11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

    12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    The incumbent in this position serves as the Supervisory Attorney Advisor for the field offices, supervising a pool of field office attorneys and legal support staff.  S/he also participates in managing the field office case load distribution system, providing expert legal advisory services for the professional staff, and mentoring the professional development of field office Attorneys. S/he also drafts decisions, rulings, orders and memoranda on highly complex cases, advising management on practice issues that require additional resources, policy clarification, or operational improvement.

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