The Department of Veterans Affairs is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of Veterans Law Judges from all sources.

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) is composed of the men and women who possess well-honed veterans law skills and a strong commitment to government and public service. Veterans Law Judges are attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing veterans benefits and services and adjudicating appeals.

This position is in the Excepted Service.

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The incumbent serves as a Veterans Law Judge in the Office of Appellate Operations (OAO) within the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

-Managing, mentoring, training, developing and leading staff counsel;

-Reviewing requests for and determining whether statutory and regulatory provisions pertaining to hearings are satisfied;

-Identifying the issues raised by and on behalf of the appellant and determining which of these issues has been procedurally developed for appellate review;

-Analyzing all previously developed evidence and appraising previous adjudicative processes by the originating agency;

-Determining whether there are other parties with adverse interests who may be joined in a contested appeal;

-Correlating and resolving conflicting evidence;

-Fully considering all the evidence of record and issuing decisions which are completely independent and final, signed by the Veterans Law Judge and published to the parties in interest;

-Ruling on motions, as provided by the applicable law and regulations; and

-Conducting in person or video conferencing hearings.

-Being a supportive member of the Board, as a Veterans Law Judge, and contributing to the organization.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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