LEGAL ASSISTANT (OA)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
-You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
A typing proficiency of 40 words per minute with no more than three errors is required. Proof of an acceptable typing speed must be submitted with the application in one of the following ways: 1) SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action", which shows Federal employment in a "typing", "office automation" or stenography" position; or 2) A current notice of test results (from an appropriate testing authority) based on a five-minute typing test which includes words per minute and error rate ; or 3) Self certify by indicating typing speed on application.
This position requires office automation skills. Some examples of office automation software include electronic spreadsheet, database management, desktop publishing, calendar and electronic mail.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: analyzing information and preparing a variety of legal documents; reviewing documents for content and grammatical accuracy; controlling, processing, and monitoring documents for input into case tracking systems; reviewing legal documents to determine regulatory requirements and ensuring that deadlines are entered into case tracking systems; reviewing reports to monitor due dates and workflow; interpreting and applying regulatory resources and materials; and utilizing various software programs to prepare documents and assist with trial preparation needs.
The experience may have been gained in the public, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year and the number of hours worked per week on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must have 52 weeks at the GS-06 level (time-in-grade requirement).
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Tour of duty is Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Subject to a one year probationary period (unless already completed).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- The employment of any candidate selected for this position, including a current employee or a new hire, may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to two years of returns.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: 1) Skill in the use of office automation equipment and software; 2) Ability to research, assemble, and summarize legal information; 3) Knowledge of office procedures relating to the receipt, control, and tracking of legal correspondence and related material (including the use of case tracking databases); 4) Ability to prepare, screen, and distribute correspondence, and to review correspondence for format, grammar, and tone; 5) Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of activities. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals, and awards relevant to the duties of this position.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
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