Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (General)

Expiring today

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Posted
Aug 07, 2017
Closes
Aug 19, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: SSA employees nationwide.

LOCATION: This position is located in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, National Case Assistance Center, Falls Church, VA.

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

TYPE OF POSITION: Temporary Not-To-Exceed One Year.

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

TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF THAT THEY ARE DULY LICENSED, AUTHORIZED AND ELIGIBLE TO PRACTICE LAW.
NEW REQUIREMENT: PROOF OF ACTIVE BAR MEMBERSHIP MUST INCLUDE MONTH, DAY, YEAR AND BE DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.
  • BASIC: Applicants must be duly licensed, authorized and eligible to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory; and MANDATORY: 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.

    TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF THAT THEY ARE DULY LICENSED, AUTHORIZED AND ELIGIBLE TO PRACTICE LAW.
    NEW REQUIREMENT: PROOF OF ACTIVE BAR MEMBERSHIP MUST INCLUDE MONTH, DAY, YEAR AND BE DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

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

    Applicants must have been a GS-13 for 52 weeks by the above cited closing date.
    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 organizational and operational procedures of SSA/ODAR programs and policies. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Skill in applying legal interpretations to specific issues. (Maximum 30 points)
    • Ability to supervise. (Maximum 30 points)

    Not Applicable


    DUTIES:

    The position description number for this position is 0E196S. 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

    These positions are 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 management adviser to the Director and participates significantly in the overall management and administration of the unit while 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 (the Act).

    • 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.
    • As required, formulates and drafts legally defensible decisions which are supported by the evidence and which address all medical and legal aspects of cases assigned, ensuring that decisions are consistent with the Act and with the agency's regulations, rulings and other agency policies.
    • Manages and directs the decision writing function for claims transferred to 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.
    • The incumbent must be a member in good standing in, and authorized to engage in the practice of law by, the Bar of a State, Commonwealth, or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and meet all requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management in this regard.