This vacancy is open to the public as a standing register. Candidates will be referred (issued for review) to the service (if meeting all qualification and document requirements) on a monthly basis. This position is subject to close at any time during the open period once all vacancies are filled.Learn more about this agency
Applicants will be referred to the Selecting Official on the following dates: November 20, 2018; December 21, 2018 and January 18, 2019.
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board/BVA) is the component of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that is responsible for entering the final decision on behalf of the Secretary in each of the many thousands of claims for entitlement to veterans' benefits that are presented annually for appellate review. The incumbent functions as a team player for implementing the VA strategic goal of providing One VA world class service to veterans and their families through the effective management of people, technology, and processes. The incumbent Is a member of an organization that strives for quality, timeliness, and consistency.
The work is very similar to a judicial clerkship, in that the principal duty of the attorney is to work directly with a Veterans Law Judge to draft tentative decisions in Veterans' appeals. The primary purpose of this position will be to handle all types of appeals, including those of exceptional difficulty, complexity or controversy. This position requires knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to Veterans' benefits. The incumbent will utilize initiative and judgment in evaluating the evidence and making findings of fact and conclusions of law in tentative decisions. Incumbent will be under direct supervision of the Senior Counsel or Chief Member, and will perform the following duties:
- Reviews and analyzes case material pertaining to appeals before BVA Veterans Law Judges.
- Assists staff in case management, researching and drafting memos, correspondence, and other legal documents in preparation for Board Hearings, Travel Board Hearings and Video-conference Hearings.
- Searches for, analyzes and evaluates information to be used in support of findings of fact which must be developed from the record of proceedings.
- Drafts legal documents, and adheres to all laws administered by the VA.
- Inputs and accesses appellate case information performing legal research.
Compressed/Flexible: Available after trial period of six months.
Telework: Available after a trial period of one year.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: /82108A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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