Relocation expenses reimbursed No
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.Grade 09:
Qualifying experience for the GS-9 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as the Paralegal Specialist. Specialized experience includes work to prepare letters and draft affidavits/declarations documents and reports, utilize a variety of automated legal research tools and public information databases to perform legal research.
Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-9 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as the Paralegal Specialist. Specialized experience includes work as a litigation paralegal in a law firm or government agency preparing the full range of legal documents, reports, and required case file information, and maintaining the litigation case management system; research statutes, regulations, decisions, opinions and other legal authorities on points of law in a case.
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If you would like to use your education to qualify for this position, you must submit a transcript with your application.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B. or J.D. degree.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.M.
BASIS OF RATING: Your application will be rated under Category Rating Procedures and be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified (highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training), Well Qualified (competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training), or Qualified (an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training). With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.
Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
CSOSA uses E-Verify, if you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.Read more Security clearance Other Drug test required Yes