OFFICE LOCATION: Social Security Administration, Office of the Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge, Dallas, TX.
The incumbent serves as the Deputy and principal advisor to the Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge (RCALJ). Provides executive-level leadership, guidance and direction in planning, managing and evaluating a comprehensive Regional hearings and appeals program covering Titles II, XVI and XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended.
Implements national objectives through the formulation of Regional operating policies and procedures, program objectives and work plans.
Provides executive leadership and direction, maintaining oversight responsibility for a total Regional management resource program to assure balanced, comprehensive support and guidance for HOs and the Regional Office.
Responsible for developing, implementing and managing the Region's financial management resource program.
Exercises executive leadership in appraising and evaluating overall Regional operations. Directs a comprehensive management analysis and appraisal system to assure the effectiveness of Regional operations.
Consistent with the goals and objectives established by Headquarters and the RCALJs, develops, implements and makes final determinations regarding Regional operational planning, objectives and policies.
Identifies and defines broad and basic issues related to OHA operations that warrant consideration by the executive staffs in overall planning.
Contributes significantly and responsibly to the formulation and implementation of national and Regional OHA plans, policies, and objectives.
Formulates and justifies budget/financial and operational plans requesting funds for all Regional program, management and administrative areas required in the successful operation of the Region.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required
Selective Service Registration, if applicable
Background and/or security investigation required
Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period
Relocation expenses will not be paid
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
May be required to serve a one-year probationary period for supervisors.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as providing executive level leadership and guidance; formulation of operating policies and procedures; and experience managing material, human and budget resources.
In addition, applicants must demonstrate the following Selective Placement factor:
Skill in managing a public or private social insurance program, including disability, unemployment, or workers' compensation benefits. To meet this requirement, the applicant must demonstrate two (2) out of the following three (3) experiences:
Experience evaluating claims or appeals for social insurance benefits.
Experience providing guidance on the processing of social insurance claims.
Experience developing and implementing program or policy changes related to the processing of social insurance claims. NOTE: Your resume must specifically address the experiences needed for the selective placement factor. This information is instrumental in determining the highest quality candidates to be referred to the Selecting Official.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .
Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include:
Ability to prepare budget projections and/or justifications for expenditures.
Skill in participating in operations management-related projects which have interaction with other components for the purposes of information, action and conclusion.
Knowledge of mission, organizational structure, functional responsibilities and program interrelationships of an organization.
Ability to analyze goals and objectives and make recommendations.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Skill in managing public or private social insurance program workloads to ensure operational efficiency.
Skill in managing a public or private social insurance program including disability, unemployment, or workers' compensation benefits. (Selective Placement Factor) Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link:
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1 - Qualified Category
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2 - Well Qualified Category
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3 - Best Qualified Category
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference.
INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide:
proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); and
proof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent. For more information visit .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty.
To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, . Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the 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 visit the .
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010.
To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.
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