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    These positions are located in the Office of Hearings Operations, Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, Hearing Offices nationwide.

    Under the direction and supervision of the Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge, the incumbent holds hearings and makes and issues decisions on appeals from determinations on claims filed under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended.

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    • Under agency regulations that implement titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Act, the incumbent holds hearings and issues timely and legally sufficient decisions and may:
    • 1) dismiss a request for hearing and rule on a request for an extension of time;
    • 2) identify issues to be resolved;
    • 3) analyze the evidence;
    • 4) determine whether there are other parties to be joined in the case;
    • 5) issue subpoenas and rule on petitions to revoke subpoenas;
    • 6) consider and resolve conflicting evidence;
    • 7) hear testimony and rule on all motions, petitions, or exceptions involving questions of law, procedure, and the admissibility of evidence;
    • 8) hold pre-hearing conferences with the claimant, representative, or both;
    • 9) make the evidence of record available to the parties and inform them of any evidence or expert testimony required in connection with the hearing;
    • 10) administer oaths and affirmations;
    • 11) govern the conduct of the parties at the hearing, and in general regulate the course of the hearing;
    • 12) control the examination and cross-examination of witnesses;
    • 13) introduce into the record documentary and other evidence deemed necessary for the completion or full development of the record;
    • 14) hear oral argument, and receive and consider briefs that are submitted;
    • 15) evaluate the credibility of witnesses, and resolve conflicts in lay and expert evidence;
    • 16) consider and dispose of proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law submitted by the claimant;
    • 17) make findings of fact in accordance with the Act, the agency?s regulations, rulings, and policy on each issue, giving reasons therefore, and render conclusions of law;
    • 18) fully consider all the evidence of record, issue timely and legally sufficient final decisions within the requirements of the Act, and which are individually signed or individually approved by the incumbent prior to issuance; and
    • 19) entertain petitions for representative fees and issue orders designating the amount of fee authorized.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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