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Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Basic Requirements: This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants must meet the basic requirements of this position in order to qualify for appointment to an Attorney position.
To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (J.D.) or LLM; be a member in good standing (active or inactive) of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U. S.; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated for the grade level below.
Three (3) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.
Specialized Experience: Evaluation of applicants for attorney positions shall be made based on the skills, background, knowledge, and relevant experience of the applicants with the sole objective of obtaining the highest caliber and most qualified candidates. In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, applicants must meet minimum qualifications by meeting the specialized experience requirements below.
GS-14: One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Specialized experience for this position is described as having a working knowledge of the Black Lung Benefits Act, or similar litigation experience through appellate or federal law. Candidates should have experience working independently to review and analyze cases, making recommendations, and drafting legal opinions or arguments.
Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.
Please Note the Following:
**This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit a copy of your law school transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty.**
**Copy or other evidence of bar membership must be submitted.**
For the purpose of this schedule, service in the Armed Forces shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be recently sufficient to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.
OPTIONAL- Applicants may submit a writing sample consisting of a maximum of 10 pages.
If you do not submit sufficient documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
If verification of your academic degree(s) is necessary to determine your qualifications for this position, you may be required to submit official transcripts prior to a final appointment to this position.
Note: The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. 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.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or his/her designee may interview applicants.
1. Demonstrated skill in preparing well-written, organized legal documents that have been well researched and analyzed.
2. Ability to make oral presentations in a clear and concise manner.
3. Ability to listen and clarify information as needed.
4. Ability to work with minimal supervision, while thoroughly, timely and accurately completing assignments.
5. Ability to adapt to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
6. Ability to deal with pressure and to recover quickly from setbacks, even under adversity.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation factors listed above.
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).
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