Website Social Security Administration - Office of the General Counsel
The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is hiring experienced Class-Action Litigators throughout the U.S. to join our dynamic team in our Office of General Law (OGL) – Personnel Division.
WHY SSA: Social Security touches the lives of millions, providing vital services and a social safety net through disability, retirement, and survivor benefits. SSA’s 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’S CLASS-ACTION DIVISION: OGL seeks highly qualified attorneys with at least two years’ experience handling all phases of collective and class actions — particularly in employment law matters. OGL attorneys also 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 additionally needs experienced attorneys in class-action litigation to represent the agency before multiple tribunals including arbitrators, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal courts. Class-action attorneys joining OGL will have significant responsibility for their own caseloads and must have at least two years of experience in all aspects of class action litigation. They should have demonstrated strong litigation, research, and writing skills necessary to draft filings, proficiency with eDiscovery, sound oral advocacy skills to represent SSA’s interests at hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and trials, and the ability to quickly form positive relationships with internal clients and external partners. OGL personnel attorneys also may have the opportunity to work with the Department of Justice in representing SSA in federal district and appellate courts.
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: $82,830 – $128,043 (depending on grade and step) PLUS locality pay based on geographic area. Please refer to General Schedule 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.
To apply for this job email your details to OGC.OGL.Recruitment@ssa.gov