Supervisory Paralegal Specialist

Falls Church, Virginia
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: SSA employees nationwide.

LOCATION: These positions ares located in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, National Case Assistance Center, Falls Church, VA and Arlington, VA.

TOUR OF DUTY: Flextime; Full-time; Alternate work schedules may be available

TYPE OF POSITION: Temporary Not to Exceed 1 Year

A total of one vacancy will be filled between announcements SV-10035143 (Supervisory Paralegal Specialist) and SV-10034905 (Supervisory Attorney-Adviser).

  • Not Required

  • No

  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Applicants must be in good standing.
  • Applicants must have a fully successful rating of record.
  • Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
  • Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
  • All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.
  • Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes reviewing and analyzing highly complex and technical administrative and/or judicial appeals from claims arising under Titles II, XI, XVI, and/or XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended, in order to arrive at technically sufficient and legally sound conclusions.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at GS-13.
    Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Knowledge of SSA/ODAR programs and policies. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Ability to analyze and make recommendations. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Ability to supervise. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. (Maximum 30 points)

    Not Applicable


    The position description number for this position is 0E200S. A summary of the major duties are listed below. You may also view the full position description on the Agency intranet at the following link: PD Search

    This position is located in a Decision Writing Unit, National Case Assistance Center (NCAC), Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The incumbent serves as a principle management adviser and participates significantly with the Director of the National Case Assistance Center in the overall management and administration of the unit, in addition to providing guidance and direction to subordinate employees who are drafting decisions for administrative law judges (ALJs) on requests for hearings filed under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended.

    • Manages and directs the decision writing function for claims transferred to the National Case Assistance Center, ensuring that all decisions are legally sufficient and consistent with the Act and the Commissioner's adjudication policies as reflected in the Social Security Regulations and Rulings.
    • Serves as the point of contact for the exchange of information between the National Case Assistance Center and the centralized hearing support units, working closely with the Director on all management, administrative, and personnel matters, as well as a variety of programmatic issues, ensuring that all new and revised statutes, regulations, rules, policies, legal opinions, and precedent cases are communicated to, and implemented by subordinate staff.
    • Establishes goals and objectives for subordinate organizational units, focusing on ways to improve the quality and legal sufficiency of final decisions and the timeliness of case processing.
    • As required, prepares decisions, notices, and other written materials in a grammatically and technically correct, legally sufficient and otherwise appropriate for issuance to claimants and to a legal audience.

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