Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel, Program Litigation Division 6


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 and coordination. Our attorneys handle meaningful and challenging legal work, while receiving a competitive salary and benefits.


OGC’s Office of Program Litigation (OPLit) promotes, advocates for, and protects SSA’s legal interests in federal court litigation involving Social Security benefit programs. Division 6 collaborates with the Department of Justice to represent the agency in federal district and circuit court litigation involving Social Security benefit programs in the Seventh and Tenth Circuits. Our work entails appellate-style litigation that requires a strong interest and aptitude for legal writing, oral advocacy, and public service.

OPLit attorneys have significant responsibility for their own caseloads. However, newly hired attorneys receive extensive training, mentoring, and other support. OGC offers a collegial environment in which both newer and experienced attorneys collaborate to share their expertise and develop their careers.


Interested applicants should submit a resume, proof of active bar membership, law school transcript, and one current writing sample (15 pages or less). Writing samples will be evaluated based on an applicant’s ability to analyze a legal problem and clearly and concisely articulate the legal rationale or argument.

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