Legal Assistant (Court)

Falls Church, Virginia
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed 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 had 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-7 grade level or equivalent that is typically in or related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Such experience includes comprehensive knowledge of pertinent provisions of Titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended, and claims adjudication and civil litigation procedures; skill in applying appropriate Social Security case processing guidelines (i.e. HALLEX) and ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

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

    Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at the GS-7.

    Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Current permanent SSA employees in Falls Church, VA (including Alexandria (Ford Avenue), VA and Arlington, VA)/Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC headquarters, OCO Baltimore/WBDOC, Philadelphia Region III and employees applying under the 4100 provisions.

    The SSA-4100 provision applies to employees whose permanent or temporary duty station is outside of the /Falls Church, VA [including Alexandria (Ford Avenue) VA and Arlington, VA]Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC headquarters, OCO Baltimore/WBDOC, Philadelphia Region III.
    Employees who currently have an Availability for Assignment form (SSA-4100) on file will not be automatically considered for this position. Employees applying under the 4100 process must complete the electronic filing procedures listed in the How to Apply section.

    Applications for noncompetitive consideration will be accepted from SSA employees in the area of consideration who are currently serving under the following types of appointments: Schedule A, Reg. 213.3102 (U) appointments for individuals with disabilities; Veterans Recruitment Appointments; and time limited appointments for veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Applicants serving under these provisions do not need to submit copies of your disability or Veteran's documentation. However, you must submit a current SF-50 that provides information on the appointment authority under which you were hired. Otherwise, you will not receive non-competitive consideration.

    NOTE: Excepted service employees serving under Schedule A appointments for Attorney positions or Pathways Programs appointments (Presidential Management Fellows, Recent Graduates, and Interns) are not eligible for consideration.

    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.

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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:
    • Knowledge of court case preparation.
    • Knowledge of SSA/ODAR case processing procedures.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Skill in using a personal computer.
    • Skill in resolving case file deficiencies.
    Applicants will be assessed using the rating criteria listed in the following link:

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