Investigative Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 02, 2018
Closes
Apr 02, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • You may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.
  • Proof of Bar membership is required.
  • You must provide a Certificate of Good Standing if you are made an offer.
  • You must meet all of the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.

    GS-14: Applicants must have at least four (4) years of experience which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. This experience must consist of the following: one (1) year of specialized experience which demonstrates the engagement of general law practices; or experience in knowledge of legal theories, or principles, methodologies and practices of the application of legal skills in a field closely related to the duties to be filled AND three (3) years of specific experience defined as specialized professional legal experience which enabled the candidate to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work relevant to the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission.

    GS-15: Applicants must have at least five (5) years of experience which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. This experience must consist of the following: one (1) year of specialized experience which demonstrates the engagement of general law practices; or experience in knowledge of legal theories, or principles, methodologies and practices of the application of legal skills in a field closely related to the duties to be filled AND four (4) years of specific experience defined as specialized professional legal experience which enabled the candidate to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work relevant to the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission.

    In addition to the specialized experience and educational requirements, applicants must currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    You will be required to submit proof of your Bar membership as a part of your application package to show that you meet this requirement. Any offer is contingent on receipt of a letter or certificate of good standing for each bar of which the applicant is an active member dated within 30 days of any offer.

    Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree or a Juris Doctor ( J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Submit a copy of your law school transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

    Foreign Education Credential Interpretation: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

    DD-214: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

    SF-15 (veterans claiming 10 point preference): http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

    Special hiring authorities for veterans: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx

    Severely disabled persons program information: http://www.opm.gov/disability/People with disabilities.asp

    Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

    Assessment Question: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10151928

    Vacancy ID number: 10151928

    Reasonable accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be rated by our applications system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following area:

    • LEGAL ANALYSIS
    • LITIGATION
    • ORAL AND WRITTEN ADVOCACY
    • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW

    We will evaluate your relevant education and/or work experience as they relate to the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

    Best: Placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: Placement inthis category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: Placement in this category indicates you meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. You may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Candidates in the Best category will be the first ones sent to the hiring manager for interview consideration.

    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non­paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary; (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s).
    Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.

    Upon closing of this announcement, we will first review your application to ensure it is complete. If you fail to submit all of the required documentation, you will be ineligible for further review or consideration. Completed applications are then evaluated for basic qualifications requirements, and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in the vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

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