Paralegal Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 21, 2019
Closes
Jan 29, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

    You must submit supporting documentation such as your last or most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, veteran's documentation, and Schedule A or CTAP/ICTAP documentation.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

    Applicants applying for the GS-9 must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07.

    Specialized experience is experience that includes assisting attorneys with legal matters, particularly with regard to conduct of appellate litigation and the final production and filing of appellate briefs and appendices with the federal courts and administrative appellate bodies; preparing tables of content and authorities for legal briefs, assembling appendices with attorneys, arranging for reproducing and binding briefs and appendices, preparing cover letters to clerks of courts, and ensuring that briefs and appendices are properly served and filed; serving as a resource on rules and procedural practices of the courts of appeals and administrative bodies; researching procedural matters, checking case histories, cite checking quotations, and completing briefing books; researching legal issues and legal precedents using standard and specialized sources to find and analyze cases on specific points of law; preparing a legislative history of a statute or compiling a subject matter index for legislation; analyzing and evaluating case files against case worthiness standards; reviewing files for completeness and obtaining documents necessary to complete the file; preparing digests of case decisions, and developing and maintaining a list of citations of decisions of significance; drafting routine motions and legal correspondence; contacting court officials and opposing counsels as may be required; preparing and organizing exhibits, case files, and records; and preparing status and other statistical reports relevant to cases and program activities of a legal office.



    Applicants applying for the GS-11 must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09. 

    Specialized experience is experience that includes responsibility for the final production and filing of appellate briefs and appendices; preparing tables of content and authorities for legal briefs, assembling appendices, arranging for reproducing and binding briefs and appendices, preparing cover letters to clerks of courts, and ensuring that briefs and appendices are properly served and filed; serving as the resource person on rules and procedural practices of the courts of appeals including local rules regarding filing requirements and deadlines; researching procedural matters, checking case histories, cite checking quotations, completing briefing books and otherwise assisting attorneys in preparing for appellate litigation tasks; reviewing decisions of U S. district courts and administrative law judges and preparing case files for attorneys including identifying issues and deadlines; performing legal research for attorneys using standard and specialized sources to find and analyze cases on specific points of law; performing special legal research such as compiling a legislative history of a statute or preparing a subject matter index to such a compilation; preparing bills of costs for filing with appropriate courts; preparing routine legal correspondence; preparing litigation reports and internal docket system to record status of cases; keeping attorneys advised of due dates, reporting obligations, and other administrative requirements concerning their cases; and providing general technical assistance to clerical personnel concerning format and other details for briefs, motions, and other legal documents.

     
    For this position, applicants may qualify using a combination of education and/or experience, if applicable.  If an applicant chooses to utilize education in addition to or in lieu of experience, proof of successful completion of degree must be provided. 

    For GS-9 level, applicant must have a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree

    OR

    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. 

    For GS-11 level, applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    OR

    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 90 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    • Case Management
    • Research and Analysis
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Customer service


    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


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    Drug test required No


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