The "Spanish Question" Jul 20, 2007 0:12:33 GMT -5
Post by digest dave on Jul 20, 2007 0:12:33 GMT -5
What are the popular locations? I suspect that some areas that have had massive population growth in the last 15 years are going to need lot of judges such as Las Vegas. But is Las Vegas a popular location to be an ALJ? It doesn't interest me but maybe it would be easier to get a job there.
As noted by the previous poster, the SSA transfer requests are maintained based on contract rules. They are maintained by the chief judge and updated and disclosed based on the contract.
This information is not open to public. You are not likely to find out who has asked for transfers, how many ahead of you and so on, until you become a member of AALJ. Unless an ALJ or someone in the chief judge's office is willing to share this information with you now.As noted above, you basically will have to wait two years before those lists are meaningful to you.
As an additional note, you can transfer to other agencies if they'll hire you. No problem with that.
I doubt that your analysis about Las Vegas will hold true. The SSA hiring process for aljs is "interesting" and defies easy explanation here.
If you read the instructions for the ALJ test, (you must have read them because you are telling us that you had no trouble with the instructions and made the first cut), the method of offering locations is described therein. Those rules are basically the same for all the agencies, as disclosed in those instructions.
I recommend that you become familiar with those instructions, so that you are not foreclosed from a job opportunity, or become permanently locked out of the process for failure to understand the ground rules in volved in the offer process.
Good luck with your written test and interview.