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    This examination announcement is being opened so that the current ALJ register of eligible candidates (ALJ register) can be replenished with additional qualified applicants.  Once the examination process is concluded, the names and scores of applicants who successfully complete all components of the examination will be added to the current ALJ register.

    Individuals who apply  to take the ALJ examination are not applying for an ALJ position with the Federal government but instead for placement on the ALJ register to receive employment consideration at ALJ hiring agencies. Applicants should read this ALJ Job Opportunity Announcement in its entirety before preparing an application.  Applicants must meet all the qualifications requirements for an ALJ position as described in this announcement.

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reserves the right to verify information provided by the applicant during the examination process and through any part of the selection process, including any appeal and/or time the applicant's name appears on the ALJ register.  Information that cannot be verified may result in designating the applicant as "ineligible" or negating the score on a particular examination component, depending upon the information at issue.

    Changing Geographical Locations: If you are currently on the ALJ register, you may (but are not required to) change (i.e., add, or remove) your selected geographical location (s) during the job opportunity announcement open period.  To change your selection(s), an email stating your request to change your selected locations, must be sent to aljapplication@opm.gov.  See the "How to Apply" section for more details.

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    • Conduct formal hearings involving cases where all interested parties are given advance notice of the hearing; an opportunity to submit facts, arguments, offers of settlement or proposals of adjustment; and an opportunity to be accompanied, represented, and advised by counsel or other qualified representatives;
    • Rule on preliminary motions, conduct pre-hearing conferences, issue subpoenas, control hearings (which may include written and/or oral testimony and cross-examination), review briefs, and receive or exclude (for example, on the ground that it is irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious) any oral or documentary evidence proffered for consideration; and
    • Prepare and issue decisions (or initial or recommended decisions), along with written findings of fact and conclusions of law therein, upon consideration of the whole record, or those parts of it cited by a party and supported by and in accord with reliable, probative, and substantial evidence.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel required for proctored and in-person components.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens. With the exception of 10-pt veterans, applicants on the current ALJ register who received a final numerical rating on or after November 2015 are not eligible to apply to this vacancy announcement.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433604700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.