This position is located in the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board), Office of Chief Counsel, The incumbent functions as a General Attorney in the Office of Litigation Support and Customer Service carrying out a wide variety of duties and responsibilities related to the functions of the office.Learn more about this agency
THE CLOSE DATE FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2019.
Reviews, analyzes, and processes motions filed under provisions of 38 C.F.R. Part 20 (specifically, but not limited to, §§ 20.608, 20.904, 20.1001, 20.1003, 20.1304, 20.1400, and 20.1407). Reviews pre and post-decisional Motions to determine proper procedure and drafts required notice to appellants and their representatives. Handles motions on cases with simultaneous-filed appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court) to determine appropriate processing and ensure there is no conflict of jurisdiction. Drafts rulings on difficult motions for Deputy Vice Chairmen and Veterans Law Judges signature. When directed, prepares memoranda and provides briefings on particularly complex motions with intricate legal and factual problems for high-level staff.
Keeps abreast of the constantly evolving case law surrounding Board motion practice. Mentors other staff on proper motion procedure, while providing expert advice and support.
Routinely conducts quality reviews of processing of work products: notes technical errors and corrects deficiencies. Prepares and analyzes VACOLS reports to ensure accuracy and timely processing of motions and required notice. Creates and maintains motion records in VACOLS to ensure proper processing and tracking. Advises Board members on procedure and recommends
legal course of action.
Prepares letters in reply to sensitive correspondence received from claimants, service organizations, Members of Congress, attorneys, and other invested parties concerning multifaceted questions pertaining to the various benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This correspondence is on extremely complex and controversial appeals, which involves procedures, policy, administrative practice and decisions of the Board. Researches the pertinent law, including statutes, regulations, VA manuals and other internal resources. Reviews requests to verify the action to be taken. Ensures that all evidence and opinions obtained is timely processed and forwarded to the next location. Ensures that all correspondence is timely prepared.
Prepares complicated and non-routine correspondence for the personal signature of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Deputy Vice Chairman, Chief Counsel, and Chief of the Office of Litigation Support and Customer Service as directed.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: GS9 -82105A; GS11 - 82106A; GS12 - 82107A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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