Paralegal Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 17, 2019
Closes
May 25, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

    You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

    We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as providing support for litigation before courts and/or administrative tribunals including researching legal precedents, assisting in drafting briefs or other legal documents or submissions OR managing a variety of logistical tasks related to litigation, such as e-discovery and organizing case files - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position.

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as providing support for litigation before courts and/or administrative tribunals including researching legal precedents, assisting in drafting briefs or other legal documents or submissions, assisting in addressing discovery, including using electronic litigation software for discovery, and managing a variety of logistical tasks related to litigation, such as organizing case files.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  1) Ability to research and interpret statutes, case law, legislative history, regulations, and/or policy; 2) Skill in written communication; 3) Ability to prepare court filings; 4) Ability to gather and/or analyze data related to legal issues; 5) Ability to review and synthesize case information; 6) Knowledge of record management procedures; 7) Skill in using electronic databases, such as Relativity, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online, and Courtlink/PACER; 8) Skill in oral communication.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    If you have part-time work experience, read this:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.  

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

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

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section.  If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment.  Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.  If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    NOTE:  We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).  However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.


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    Drug test required No


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