Social Security Administration - Fraud Attorney

Fraud Attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Social

Security Administration (SSA) face these types of challenges and opportunities

each day. Fraud Attorneys have significant responsibility for their own

caseloads, but also receive intensive mentoring, training, and support. OGC is

looking for talented and enthusiastic Fraud Attorneys with superior academic

qualifications, and excellent research, writing, litigation, and communication

skills. If you are ready to make a difference in people’s lives while challenging

your mind and developing your career, consider joining our dedicated team of

Fraud Attorneys.

 

Salary: GS-12 $66,167 - $86,021 (BASE PAY)

GS-12 $84,045 - $109,264 (BASE PLUS LOCALITY PAY)

GS-13 $78,681 - $102,288 (BASE PAY)

GS-13 $99,941 - $129,926 (BASE PLUS LOCALITY PAY)

GS-14 $92,977 - $120,868 (BASE PAY)

GS-14 $118,099 - $153,527 (BASE PLUS LOCALITY PAY)

Promotion Potential: GS-15 (This is not a career-ladder position.)

 

Major Duties: Fraud Attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice as they

investigate criminal violations under Titles 18 and 42 of the United States Code,

with the assistance of the Office of the Inspector General and other law

enforcement agencies. Fraud Attorneys move Social Security fraud cases

through all stages of the criminal judicial process, from indictments, to

sentencing.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Applicants must hold a law degree from a School of Law accredited by the

American Bar Association. Applicants must be a member in good standing of

the Bar of a State, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto

Rico. Applicants must provide one of the following to show that they are a

member in good standing of the Bar of a State, the District of Columbia, or the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

 

1. An original or copy of a Certificate of Good Standing from the clerk of the

highest court (e.g., Supreme Court) of the state having authority over

admission to practice law in the jurisdiction where the applicant is

admitted; or

 

2. An original or copy of a Certificate of Good Standing from the State Bar

Association of the state/jurisdiction where the applicant is admitted; or

 

3. A copy of a bar membership card with a valid date that shows a current

bar membership.

 

An example of #1 or #2 would be the certificate of admission an applicant

received upon his/her swearing-in ceremony from the clerk of the highest court

of the state having authority over admission to practice law in the jurisdiction

where admitted, or from the State Bar Association of the state where admitted.

 

For purposes of applying, we only require proof that an applicant is a member in

good standing of the Bar of a State, the District of Columbia, or the

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Once selected for the position, an applicant

must provide proof of an ACTIVE bar membership before he/she can enter on

duty. Holding an ACTIVE bar membership is a continuing requirement of the

position. You can provide #3 above both as proof of membership in good

standing, and as proof of an ACTIVE bar membership.

 

Applicants MUST meet all eligibility requirements on or before the closing date of the announcement to be considered for the position.

 

SSA has discretion to determine what grade level and salary may be offered.

 

Benefits:

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive

benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access

to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very

rewarding.

 

Review our benefits here: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-

insurance/GuideMe/New-Prospective-Employees/

 

Please review the Social Security Administration Careers site at

www.ssa.gov/careers for additional information about the many benefits of a

career with Social Security.

 

Some of the benefits SSA employees enjoy include:

• Alternative work schedules, including flexible hours.

• 13 vacation days a year (20 days after 3 years, 26 days after 15 years).

• 13 days accrued sick leave each year.

• 10 paid Federal holidays.

• Health benefits and life insurance (the Government pays a portion of the

costs).

• Cash awards for exemplary work performance.

• Pension benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System.

 

 

• An optional Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K), with Government match

of employee contributions up to 5 percent of salary.

• An employee credit union.

• Employee counseling services.

• Fitness/wellness programs.

• Childcare and elder care services.

 

Other Information:

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the

competitive civil service. This is a permanent, excepted service position that is

being filled on a full-time basis.

 

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959,

must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are

exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

 

Occasional overnight travel is required.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Smoking is not allowed in SSA facilities.

 

Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the

armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous

service may apply. This includes veterans who were separated a few days

before the full 3-year period.

 

Social Security provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with

disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the

application and hiring process, please notify SSA at OGC.Seattle@ssa.gov. The

decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-

case basis.

 

How to Apply:

 

Please submit the required documents and information requested below.

Please note that this announcement is open to attorneys who are members

of a bar in good standing only.

 

1. Cover Letter (include the vacancy announcement number)

 

2. Resumé (the resumé should provide: 1) personal information (full name,

mailing address, work and home phone numbers); 2) education; 3) work

experience (paid and unpaid, including clerkships/internships). Show job title,

including series and grade if Federal employment, detailed duties and

accomplishments, employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and

phone number, starting and ending dates (mm/dd/yy), hours per week, and

salary; 4) other qualifications (skills, certifications/licenses, honors, awards,

special accomplishments, and job-related training courses). Please note that

providing the mm/dd/yy for all work experience is critical for evaluating your

application. If actual dates are not known, provide your best-estimated

timeframes.

 

3. J.D. Law school transcript only (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; Self

Prepared transcripts are NOT acceptable)

 

4. Proof that you are a member in good standing of the Bar of a State, the

District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Acceptable forms

of proof are:

 

A. An original or copy of a Certificate of Good Standing from the clerk of

the highest court (e.g., Supreme Court) of the state having authority

over admission to practice law in the jurisdiction where the applicant is

admitted; or

 

B. An original or copy of a Certificate of Good Standing from the State

Bar Association of the state where the applicant is admitted; or

 

C. A copy of a bar membership card with a valid date that shows a

current bar membership.

 

An example of A or B would be the certificate of admission an applicant

received upon his/her swearing-in ceremony from the clerk of the highest

court of the state having authority over admission to practice law in the

jurisdiction where admitted, or from the State Bar Association of the state

where admitted.

 

For purposes of applying, we only require proof that an applicant is a

member in good standing of the Bar of a State, the District of Columbia, or

the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Once selected for the position, an

applicant must provide proof of an ACTIVE bar membership before they can

enter on duty. Holding an ACTIVE bar membership is a continuing

requirement of the position. You can provide C above both as proof of

membership in good standing and as proof of ACTIVE bar membership.

 

5. If applicable, proof of veteran’s preference (DD-214 member 4 copy). This

document MUST show character of service. If you are claiming 10-point

preference, you MUST also submit with your DD-214 a completed SF-15

along with the required documentation specified on the reverse side of the

SF-15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received.

 

6. One current substantive legal writing sample that reflects your own work, no

more than 20 pages in length. Your sample must be sanitized or redacted

to prevent possible Privacy Act violations. Writing samples will be critiqued

based on your ability to analyze a legal problem and clearly and concisely

articulate legal rationale.

 

7. If applicable, all current excepted service employees and former excepted

service employees eligible for reinstatement MUST submit a copy of their last

SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing Excepted Service career,

career-conditional, or reinstatement eligibility and showing highest grade

held.

 

Application packages must be sent electronically to OGC.Seattle@ssa.gov.

Your application package must be sent electronically to and received in the

mailbox no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT, on the day that the announcement closes.

For additional information about this position, please forward your

inquiries to OGC.Seattle@ssa.gov.

 

FACSIMILE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SSA PROVIDES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PERSONS WITHOUT

REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER,

DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, PARENTAL

STATUS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AND CONDUCT NOT ADVERSELY

AFFECTING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants considered for selection may be required to provide additional writing samples or official transcripts. Reference checks and background investigations will be necessary for selected candidates.

Mailing Address:

 P.O Box 1873  Seattle, WA 98111