Job Overview


GSA employees leverage the buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our federal customers. We exercise responsible asset management. We deliver superior workplaces, quality acquisition services, and expert business solutions. We develop innovative and effective management policies. GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government".


  1. Applications for this vacancy MUST be emailed to If we do not receive your application through you will not be considered.
  2. This vacancy announcement readvertises the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) position of Board Judge, formerly advertised under announcement numbers 10CBCA01TC05 and 12CBCA01. If you applied under either of these previous announcements, you need not reapply - your application will automatically be considered under this readvertisement.  However, applicants who have been on the register of eligibles for more than two years must update their applications in accordance with the instructions below under "How You Will Be Evaluated" and "What To Expect Next" in order to remain active.

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) is responsible for resolving disputes arising out of contracts between Government agencies and private contractors. The Board has jurisdiction over matters arising from all agencies other than the Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Postal Service, Postal Rate Commission, and Tennessee Valley Authority. The Board also hears and decides requests for review of transportation audit rate determinations; claims by Federal civilian employees regarding travel and relocation expenses; cases involving the Indian Self-Determination Act; cases involving the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; and certain applications for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In addition, the Board provides alternative dispute resolution services to executive agencies in both contract disputes which are the subject of a contracting officer's decision and other contract-related disputes and requests for binding arbitration from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Although the Board is located within the agency, it functions as an independent tribunal. Each Board Judge manages a docket of cases and participates in decisions with other Board Judges.


The Board Judge is responsible, from the time of assignment of a case, for the conduct of all of the proceedings in the case through the drafting of the Board's decision. The Board Judge individually rules on motions and other interlocutory questions, and issues decisions on non-dispositive matters and small claims. The Board Judge also issues decisions on dispositive matters, generally in conjunction with other members of the Board.

The Board Judge convenes prehearing conferences and assists parties in defining the issues. The Board Judge presides at hearings, where he/she administers oaths, determines the order of proof, and rules on the admissibility of testimony and exhibits.

The Board Judge drafts the final decision of the Board in cases assigned to him/her and participates in the decision as a panel member in other assigned cases. The Board Judge also acts as a neutral in alternative dispute resolution matters, assisting the parties in resolving disputes through informal means.

Travel Required

  • Not Required