Appeals Processing Clerk

Washington, D.C
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Public Office; which is located in the Office of the Clerk of the Court.
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The Appeals Processing Clerk is responsible for managing all cases pertaining to his or her terminal digit assignment from 30 days after initial docketing until procedural or merits termination. The incumbent verifies and enters event information in an automated case management electronic case management (CM-ECF) system by selecting appropriate entry codes or by creating a tailored entry. The incumbent determines if documents meet requirements of rules; if not, incumbent will return documents and describe corrective action. The incumbent establishes and monitors due dates for subsequent actions; when due dates are not met, the incumbent notifies appropriate court officials or issues show cause orders. The incumbent identifies documents that require special handling and refers them to appropriate court personnel with minimum delay. The incumbent interacts with chambers staff, other Clerk's Office staff, members of the Bar, the General Counsel's office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the public. The incumbent acts on uncontested motions by electronically granting them, as delegated, or by referral to supervisors. The incumbent issues routine notices and orders to move cases forward. The incumbent prepares orders for the Clerk and other supervisors' signatures as prescribed by the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
9 - GS 9


Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be subject to a one year probationary period.


To qualify for the position of Appeals Processing Clerk, an applicant must be a high school graduate, or the equivalent. Possession of an undergraduate degree is preferred and must have the following experience:

GS-07: Years of General Experience-2; Years of Specialized Experience-2; total years of Experience -4
GS-08: Years of General Experience-2; Years of Specialized Experience-3; total years of Experience -5
GS-09: Years of General Experience-2; Years of Specialized Experience-4; total years of Experience -6

General Experience: General experience is defined as progressively responsible experience that provides evidence that the applicant has (1) a good understanding of the methods and administrative machinery for accomplishing the work of an organization; (2) the ability to analyze problems and assess the practical implications of alternate solutions; (3) the ability to communicate with others, orally and in writing; and (4) the capacity to employ the knowledge, skills and abilities in the resolution of problems.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible legal experience requiring the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized terminology and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws. Such experience is commonly encountered in courts, law firms, legal counsel offices, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, corporate headquarters, or personnel/payroll operations, etc.

Experience in operating computers with knowledge of CM-ECF is preferred.


The applicant must be a high school graduate, or the equivalent. Possession of an undergraduate degree is preferred.

Additional information

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin or disability.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. Highly qualified candidates will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents


Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306).

College transcripts.

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)- All applicants outside of USCAVC must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.

Veterans Preference Documentation-Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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