Legal Intern - Fall 2020

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 27, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is open until filled. The first cutoff date for review of applications will be August 14, 2020. Applicants who applied for this position under announcement number 20-14 will be considered for this position.

The key responsibilities of legal interns in the Office of General Counsel are the review and analysis of appellate court decisions in criminal cases and identification and entry of data pertaining to the appellate arguments related to federal sentencing.
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Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of legal interns in the Office of General Counsel are the review and analysis of appellate court decisions in criminal cases and identification and entry of data pertaining to appellate arguments related to federal sentencing. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, supporting the Office of General Counsel with general legal research relating to criminal law and procedure, application of the federal sentencing guidelines, and operation of an independent judicial agency.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
9

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Qualifications

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study at an accredited law school. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school, must be in good academic standing, and must possess excellent research, writing and cite checking skills. Resumes should include applicant's current grade point average, class rank (if applicable), writing experience (no writing samples), and relevant employment experience.

Writing sample, law school transcript, and references to be provided upon request.

Preference will be given to applicants who have law journal experience.

Education

Applicants must be currently enrolled, and have completed at least two semesters of study, at an accredited law school.

Additional information

  • This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Employment_of_Non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf .
  • A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a selectee's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  • All new Commission employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment, mandated by the Federal Compensation Act.
  • All new Commission employees, those converted from a temporary appointment to a permanent appointment, and all rehired former Commission employees are required to serve a one year probationary period. The probationary period begins on the effective date of the employee's appointment, conversion, or rehire.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Office of Human Resources:
(1) reviews the applicant's application to ensure the proper materials are submitted,
(2) ensures that the application addresses all of the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) as stated in the vacancy announcement; and,
(3) determines whether the applicant meets the qualification requirements for the particular position and notifies the applicant about the status of his or her application.

Applicants who meet the mandatory qualification requirements will be considered and their application materials will be forwarded to the screening panel for review.

Applicants who do not meet the mandatory qualification requirements for the position are automatically disqualified from consideration.

In addition, some applicants may be tested using various assessment tools not listed on the vacancy announcement to verify an applicant's experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for consideration and selection.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


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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