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    These positions are located in the Office of Analytics, Review and Oversight, Office of Appellate Operations.

    The position description number for this position is 6D0460. A summary of the major duties are listed below. You may also view the full position description on the Agency intranet at the following link: PD Search

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    • The incumbent, known as an Administrative Appeals Judge (AAJ), serves as a member of the Appeals Council,
    • which constitutes the adjudicative head of the agency in accordance with a direct delegation of authority from the Commissioner of Social Security, consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act.
    • As a member of the Appeals Council, the AAJ is a management official responsible for formulating, determining, or influencing the policies of the agency.
    • The incumbent exercises independent judgment and discretion as an individual reviewing decisions of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs),
    • and rendering the final administrative disposition of cases from a defined geographical area on behalf of the Commissioner.
    • The incumbent may take a variety of actions on hearing decisions involving retirement, survivors, disability insurance, supplemental security income, and special
    • veterans benefits filed under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act, as amended (the Act).
    • The incumbent must be admitted to the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and meet all other Office of Personnel Management requirements in this regard.
    • The incumbent may hold hearings or supplemental hearings.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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