Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings Operations
RECRUITMENT: ATTORNEY ADVISOR (GENERAL)
Salary Range: $57,118 – $82, 830 Open Period: May 5, 2023 – June 16, 2023
Series & Grade: GS-0905-9/11/12 Position Information: Full-Time (Permanent)
Promotion Potential: GS-0905-12
Duty Location: Office of Hearings Operations Charleston, WV
Who May Be Considered: U.S. Citizens
Millions of Americans depend on the Social Security Administration (SSA) for their well-being. Social Security programs offer protection against the risk of reduced income due to retirement, disability or death, and assist aged, blind, and disabled people in financial need. SSA offers challenging careers and professional advancement. Make a difference in people’s lives and your own. Join our dynamic team! Serve as an attorney-adviser to one or more Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) in a Social Security Administration (SSA) Hearing Office (HO).
- US Citizenship is required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
- All Attorney positions in the Federal Government require Bar membership. Proof of membership in the bar must indicate a current active membership.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- Telework eligible as determined by Agency policy.
The Attorney advises and assists Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) on complex legal issues and drafts legally sufficient ALJ decisions. Incumbent develops and implements legal strategies and reviews, analyzes, and develops cases. Incumbent also reviews Appeals Council remands and court orders to ensure adherence to policy and recommend appropriate action.
You will be rated on the extent and quality of your education and/or experience according to information provided in your application forms.
All Attorney positions in the Federal Government require Bar membership. Proof of membership in the Bar must indicate a current active membership. (No exceptions permitted to this requirement.)
Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your military discharge certificate DD-214 (member 4 copy) or other proof of eligibility. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference (SF 15) and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. You will be granted preference as appropriate based on the documents we receive. For more information on veterans’ preference, consult the Vet Guide on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must submit:
- A Resume. Your resume should include:
- Personal Information: Full name, mailing address, contact information including email address, and Social Security Number.
- Education:Colleges/Universities attended, major field of study, total credit hours received, and type and year of degree received.
- Work Experience: Job title, hours per week, employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year format), salary, duties and accomplishments. Indicate whether your current supervisor may be contacted.
Resumes must contain all of the information listed above in sufficient detail to enable Human Resources to make a determination that you have the required qualifications for the position.
- Proof of Bar Membership.
- Proof of Veteran Preference (if applicable). If you claim Veterans’ Preference, you must provide:
- DD-214 (Member-4 Copy)
- If you claim 10-point preference, also submit an SF-15 (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and the documents listed in the “Documentation Required” section of the SF-15 form. Save an electronic copy of the completed form to upload with your other application documents.
- Proof of Education.
You must submit proof of your law degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, if you do not have qualifying legal experience, your transcripts will verify your class standing in determining qualifications based upon education alone.
Submit your resume and application materials electronically to Kathy.Lytton@ssa.gov, or to:
Hearing Office Director
Social Security Administration
Office of Hearings Operations
500 Quarrier Street, Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301
Candidates with questions may contact the office at: (888) 527-9325
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
To apply for this job email your details to Kathy.Lytton@ssa.gov