The Social Security Administration’s Office of Appellate Operations is poised to announce multiple temporary Attorney Adviser vacancies in Falls Church and Arlington, VA (See information below). Application is through www.usajobs.gov. Interested parties should apply immediately as the vacancy will be open for only a short time.
Social Security Administration:
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and the Office of Appellate Operations
Arlington/Falls Church, Virginia
The Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has multiple vacancies for Attorney Adviser positions located in Arlington (Crystal City) or Falls Church, VA. Please visit www.usajobs.gov to apply.
Attorney Adviser, GS-11
Attorney-Adviser: GS-11 Membership in the Bar plus one of the following:
1. One year of professional legal experience; or
2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of
graduate study; or
3. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), provided the applicant’s
records shows superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one
of the following:
• Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class; or
• Work or achievement of significance on the law school’s official law
• Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as
election to the Order of the Coif; or
• Winning of a moot court competition or membership on the moot court
team which represents the law school in competition with other law
• Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to
one-time, or casual participation; or
• Significant summer law office clerk experience; or
• Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement
The Attorney Adviser position is a temporary appointment, not to exceed one year. It may be extended for up to a maximum of 1 additional year.
Summary of Major Duties: Provide independent technical assistance to the Appeals Council in review of decisions and dismissals rendered by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). Conduct an in-depth review including any necessary research of the program and legal aspects in individual cases and an evaluation of the legal sufficiency of the Administrative Law Judge's decision or dismissal. Recognize and identify multiple and complex policy and legal issues and provide a written evaluation to support a recommendation to the Appeals Council that encompasses the entire spectrum of case dispositions.
Provide additional oral advice and consultation to the Council as necessary.
Applicants must provide a current resume and official college transcript.Attorney adviser candidates also must provide proof of bar membership.
Veterans' Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, 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. Preference will be granted based on the documents received.
For more information about the Appeals Council and the Social Security appeals process, visit the website:
This job is sedentary and performed in an office setting in a high production environment with extensive computer usage.
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