Paralegal Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 16, 2017
Closes
May 24, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is being re-advertised to add the following:

Duty locations: Alexandria and Arlington VA
This position requires occasional travel

This is a TERM position NTE, 1 Oct 2019. This position may be extended up to 4 years.


This position is part of the WHS Office of Military Commission. As a Paralegal Specialist, this position is located in:

This position is located in the Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA), Office of Military Commissions, Office of the Trial Judiciary. The Trial Judiciary staff provides support for up to nine (9) military judges in the rank of colonel or lieutenant colonel in the Armed Forces. The judges preside over trials held in Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief Clerk of the Trial Judiciary and performs a broad array of paralegal, supervisory and administrative duties in support of the Trial Judiciary's mission in Alexandria, Virginia and Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to provide paralegal support for hearings and trials; research and analyze developments in the laws applicable to judiciary trials;
    compile orders, rulings, and trial records for use in court; review and format legal documents to include rulings, orders, correspondence and other documents as required; review filings for administrative compliance with the judiciary rules and regulations; and maintain detailed records to track and account for documents presented to the Trial Attorneys and Judges.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    Top Secret/SCI