Supervisory Paralegal Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 29, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for managing day-to-day activities for the Superior Court Division, General Crimes Section. The General Crimes Section is a large section with multiple sub-units, each with their own support staff, heavy caseloads, and specific responsibilities. Typical work assignments will include:
  • Providing on-the-job training for employees in all areas of work;
  • Providing oversight planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of litigation support functions and activities across all of the units of General Crimes;
  • Consulting with the section chief, unit deputy Chiefs, S.C.D. Liaison & Operations Manager and unit lead paralegals and AUSA's regarding litigation support and technical procedures;
  • Providing instructions regarding the technical aspect of handling cases and preparing pleadings for filing in D.C. Superior Court;
  • Planning and coordinating work assignments, establishing goals, objectives, procedures and methods for accomplishing work;
  • Work to develop and refine the systems used by support staff to support litigation, including but not limited to facilitating improved information technology and evidence management solutions.
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels to cover daily operations, including by coordinating hiring and retention of support staff.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.


Qualifications

GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must have a least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in the line of work of this position that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples include performing the following types of duties: Preparing, monitoring and updating tracking reports for review by the manager; performing case management; preparing for court presentations; applying knowledge of various laws, court/administrative decisions and interpretation of the rules, regulations, policies, and procedural requirements of the office; preparing a variety of substantial legal documents for review and approval by the attorneys; assisting attorneys with trial preparation; planning, managing, evaluating, administrative and employee resources and operations; developing and coordinating legal support operations and administrative support.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Leadership, Legal, Government and Jurisprudence, Litigation Procedures, and Planning and Evaluating

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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