The Board offers hands-on detail opportunities for Federal employees to gain unique insight into the Board's role in advising the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on Social Security and SSI policy. These employees, on detail from their sponsoring agencies, work with permanent staff to the Board for three to six months.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Detail
The detail participant will apply his/her technical expertise in Social Security Programs by researching issues related to the administration of the Social Security Programs, analyzing related public policy, and preparing briefs, reports, and oral presentations. Activities may include briefing the Board and staff on substantive issues, contributing to raising public awareness, and/or evaluating the effectiveness of existing government policies and programs. The detail participant may have some supervisory responsibility during his/her incumbency. Specific duties will be determined by the Staff Director and participant depending on the participant’s experience and goals.
Challenges of the Assignment
The detail participant will be challenged to view agency issues from the perspectives of all of SSA’s stakeholders. The participant will account for competing interests when proposing solutions to complex issues.
Required Skills and Knowledge
Critical thinking and good verbal and written communication skills are required. A degree in a social science field or policy is preferred.
If you are interested in detailing for the Board, please send your resume via postal mail or e-mail to:
Social Security Advisory Board
400 Virginia Ave. SW, Suite 625
Washington, D.C. 20024