Attorney-Adviser (General) (Appeals Officer)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must also meet the following to qualify for this position:
Applicant must be an active member in good standing, 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.
TO BE CONSIDERED, applicant must provide proof that they are an active member in good standing, duly licensed, authorized, and eligible to practice law.
NEW REQUIREMENT: PROOF OF ACTIVE BAR MEMBERSHIP MUST INCLUDE THE MONTH, DAY, YEAR AND BE DATED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have been a GS-13 for 52 weeks by the above cited closing date.
Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Position to be filled under the provisions of the SSA/AFGE Merit Promotion Plan. Additional selections may be made within 3 months of the date of the initial selection.
LOCALITY PAY: Salary will be set in accordance with locality pay provisions. Candidates currently receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Travel expenses for temporary assignments will be paid as appropriate according to applicable travel rules and/or regulations.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be rated using a 100-point scale and evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Experience Assessment: 50 points
- Performance Appraisal: 35 points
- Awards: 10 points
- Career Achievements: 5 points
- Skill in performing legal analysis and applying legal interpretations.
- Knowledge of SSA laws and regulations with respect to Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended, and the Social Security appeals process.
- Skill in conducting legal research.
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to prepare written responses to legal arguments.