Attorney-Adviser (General) (Appeals Officer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • 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.
  • Proof of active Bar membership dated within a year of the closing date is required.
  • BASIC: 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. BASIC: Applicant must be duly licensed and authorized 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 had any one or a combination of the following for a minimum of 4 years: 1) Presiding over formal hearings and making or recommending decisions on the basis of record of such hearing; 2) Preparation of cases for and their presentation at, formal hearings conducted by governmental regulatory bodies or related court proceedings; 3) Experience as a responsible official in a governmental regulatory body whose duties require (a) review, analyze, evaluate and recommend action on decisions by hearing officers, or (b) render assistance in preparation for, or hearing of, cases coming before a formal hearing before the head of the body. Provides legal advice to Agency officials on matters pertaining to administrative law; 4) Experience as an attorney in a governmental body or in the private practice of law which involved the assimilation, analysis and evaluation of complex facts; interpretation and application of provisions of law, regulations, court decisions; rendition of oral and written advice; recognition of new and complex problems and the development of sound and equitable alternative solutions.

    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.

    OTHER NOTES:

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    Travel expenses for temporary assignments will be paid as appropriate according to applicable travel rules and/or regulations.

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    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
    The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary to perform the duties of the position:
    • 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.
    Applicants will be assessed using the rating criteria listed in the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10173147

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