Social Security’s General Counsel is Hiring!
Join us! The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel seeks talented & enthusiastic attorneys throughout the U.S. for its Office of General Law.
WHY SSA: Social Security touches the lives of millions, providing vital services and a social safety net through disability, retirement, and survivor benefits. Our Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a modern public service law office with a highly-skilled, engaged, and diverse workforce. We strategically manage a large national workload through effective collaboration & coordination. We offer the opportunity to handle meaningful and challenging legal work, while earning a competitive salary (plus locality pay), a flexible work schedule, and telework. Employees may be eligible to work remotely from home.
WHY OGL: OGC’S Office of General Law (OGL) personnel divisions provide legal guidance on a wide variety of employment related issues including performance management, employee misconduct, labor and employee relations, EEO issues, and reasonable accommodation requests. OGL personnel attorneys regularly represent the agency before multiple tribunals including arbitrators, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and may have the opportunity to work with the Department of Justice in representing SSA in federal district and appellate courts and on complex litigation such as collective actions and class actions. OGL personnel attorneys require strong litigation, research, and writing skills, proficiency with eDiscovery, and the ability to quickly form positive relationships with internal clients and partners.
Attorneys joining OGL will have significant responsibility for their own caseloads, but also will receive strategic mentoring, training, and support. OGC offers a collegial environment in which both newer and experienced attorneys collaborate to share their expertise.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit your application for OGL to: OGC.OGL.Recruitment@ssa.gov. Your application must include cover letter, resume, law school transcript, proof of active bar membership, list of professional references, and legal writing sample (max. 15 pages). Veterans: please indicate veteran’s preference in your cover letter and submit a copy of your DD-214 or SF-15.
SALARY INFORMATION: Base Salary: $56,983 - $105,579 (depending on grade and step) plus locality pay based on geographic area. Please refer to General Schedule (opm.gov) for more information.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy & gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides assistance to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need assistance completing the application, please email the agency at OGC.Recruitment@ssa.gov.