Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 11, 2019
Closes
Apr 11, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • 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.
  • Must be able to type at least 40 wpm.
  • 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.

    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 must reflect 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.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

    You must have a typing proficiency of 40 words per minute based on a 5-minute sample with three or fewer errors. You must have a certificate of proficiency from an organization authorized to issue such certificates or self-certify your proficiency.

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

    GS-06

    To be qualified for the GS-06 Legal Assistant, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience reviewing legal documents for conformance with procedural requirements, grammatical/legal accuracy; maintaining legal files; handling legal correspondence; tracking all legal correspondence to ensure deadlines are met, etc., that has provided you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

    GS-07

    To be qualified for the GS-07 Legal Assistant, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing support to attorneys/paralegals; applying appropriate legal procedures in writing correspondence and processing cases; maintaining files for follow-up dates; assisting attorneys/paralegals in preparing for cases/hearings, etc., which has provided you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    GS-08

    To be qualified for the GS-08 Legal Assistant, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing support to attorneys, paralegals and management; applying appropriate legal procedures in writing correspondence and processing cases and preparing non-legal correspondence; knowledge of applicable court rules and appropriate styles used when creating and finalizing legal documents, maintaining a tracking system for activities and files for follow-up dates; processing docketing requests, preparing written documents and materials using automated applications, and providing legal assistance and technical work to enter, store and update automated docket databases.

    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 and above 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.
     

    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.  


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

    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

    CASE MANAGEMENT

    ORAL COMMUNICATION

    PLANNING AND EVALUATION


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    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No


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