Closed Microphone Reporter

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.

Post-secondary students may be noncompetitively converted to a career or career-conditional appointment within 120 days of successful completion of their academic program requirements.

*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


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 for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-01: Ability to learn.

    GS-02: Three months of general experience which demonstrates responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

    GS-03: Six months of general experience which demonstrates responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

    GS-04: One year of general experience which demonstrates responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

    GS-05: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-04 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes knowledge of formats, forms, clerical procedures, and usual terminology of the organizational unity or units for which the work is done, and knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and required legal formats to transcribe material dictated accurately.

    GS-06: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-05 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes skill in recording and transcribing material involving specific terminology dictated by one individual, and /or skill in recording and transcribing material involving nonspecialized terminology at hearings, conferences or similar proceedings when a verbatim recording is required.

    GS-07: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-06 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes knowledge of legal documents, processing requirements, and the protocols and methods used in legal proceedings; knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proper format; and knowledge of the nature and capability of word processing software procedures and function keys to perform a substantial range of functions, such as generating tables of contents and indices, creating glossaries, and precise alignment of multiple columns.

    GS-08: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-07 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes knowledge and skill in operating closed microphone equipment sufficient to take high speed dictation (175 wpm) and provide verbatim recordings of courts-martial, grievance hearings, trials, and investigative hearings involving a wide range of highly specialized legal, medical, and/or technical terminology.

    GS-09: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-08 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes expertise and experience in assisting junior reporters in resolving problems that arise while transcribing difficult cases and plans and carries out the preparation of all records of trial and board proceedings and coordinates work when one or more reporter is assigned to a specific case and is responsible for the final product resulting from a case.

    GS-10: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-09 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes preparing complete index of the record including all exhibits, testimony of each witness, pleas, findings of court, sentence, motion, challenges, etc; obtain required signatures of court members, counsel, accused, military judge, and legal advisor; research technical dictionaries, texts, unpublished research, or material in legal libraries to locate supplemental material to complete the record of trial or to ensure the accuracy of terms involved.

    GS-11: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-10 in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes preparing all documentation and other details necessary to close the court record and ensures records of proceedings are archived as required and produce and disseminate records in accordance with existing directives.

    OR
    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of an extensive body of rules, procedures, formats, protocols and specialized terminology as they relate to formal legal proceedings, to prepare, process, and disseminate legal forms and documents, and to carry out legal notarial acts.
    2. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to be able to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports.
    3. Knowledge of word processing automation software functions to support office operations and produce a variety of textual documents, such as legal proceedings, letters, reports, memos, and form letters.
    4. Skill to operate closed microphone equipment, or similar mechanical equipment, sufficient to take dictation at speeds of not less than 175 words per minute to reproduce material on a disk, cylinder, or similar device.
    5. Skill in typing; a qualified typist may be required.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to provide training and guidance to others.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

    IF USING 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.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance
    • Skill in typing; a qualified typist may be required.

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    DUTIES:

    • Utilize a closed microphone or similar mechanical equipment to record high speed dictation at various types of informal and formal legal proceedings, such as courts-martial, grievance hearings, and investigation boards.
    • Transcribes and assembles records of trial, ensuring that proper notations are made as to the swearing of court or board members, legal advisors, counsel, and witnesses.
    • Performs actions necessary to prepare for hearings and other proceedings.
    • Performs administrative office support functions and maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers, related functions, customers, and operating officials.
    • Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to create, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of transcripts, letters, reports, memos, and other legal documents.
    Additional Information:

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-01 Target GS-11). There may be promotion potential above the GS-11 or equivalent.