Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.
To be eligible for consideration, all forms and documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
The Office of Personnel Management has not issued qualifications standards for attorney positions. However, OSC sets minimum qualifications for attorney vacancies.
To qualify for the GS-11, applicants must meet the basic education and bar membership requirements :
- A professional law degree (L.L.B., J.D., L.L.M.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and
- An active membership in good standing in a bar of a state, U.S. Territory, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth or Puerto Rico.
To qualify for the GS-12: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in making factual findings and conducting legal research and analyses; presenting complicated information orally and in writing; reviewing and assessing information obtained from documents, witness interviews, and other sources to develop a full evidentiary record to resolve cases; and providing advice on sophisticated legal matters .
To qualify for the GS-13: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in making in-depth factual findings and conducting legal research and analysis; presenting complex information orally and in writing; reviewing and assessing information obtained from documents, witness interviews, and other sources to develop a complete evidentiary record to resolve cases; and providing sound advice on demanding legal matters.
To qualify for the GS-14: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in performing in-depth and complicated factual and legal research and analysis is with little supervision; presenting complex information orally and in writing legal documents on matters under
consideration by federal agencies, attorney and private parties; reviewing and assessing information from documents, witness interviews and other sources to develop a robust evidentiary record to resolve cases and providing thorough and strategic advice on multifaceted legal matters.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus- forrecog.html . You must provide translated transcripts.
This position is in the Excepted Service and DOES NOT confer competitive status.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program does not apply to the Excepted Service.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
Veterans' Preference - This position is in the Excepted Service, not the competitive service. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, OSC considers veterans" preference eligibility as a positive factor consideration in the attorney hiring process. If applicants are eligible for veterans' preference in hiring, applicants are encourage d to include that information in the application along with supporting documentation (e.g. SF-1 5, DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, VA Letter, or other supporting documentation) .
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated based on how well the qualifications as outlined are met. Applications will be rated based on the information provided in their resumes and supporting documentation to determine level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. All qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Applicants will be notified when selections are made.
You will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) /competencies:
- Knowledge of federal personnel laws, regulations and rules prohibiting retaliation and other unlawful conduct.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures regarding the investigation, litigation and resolution of legal matters.
- Ability to conduct research and analyze facts and law.
- Ability to evaluate information from different sources and interviewing witnesses.
- Oral and written communication skills.