Lead Paralegal Speialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 28, 2020
Closes
Nov 05, 2020
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/ .
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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing support to Assistant United States Attorney's (AUSAs), coaching and facilitating duties and responsibilities of the support team.

Typical work assignments will include:
- Supports the supervision and management of the Early Case Assessment Section (ECAS).
- Leads the team of paralegal specialists in identifying, distributing and balancing the workload and tasks among paralegal specialists in accordance with established work flow and/or skill level.
- Conducts research and applies a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods to identify, assess, analyze and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products.
- Performs specialized legal research for Assistant United States Attorney's (AUSAs) in relation to intake/papering work.
- Conducts difficult interviews with law enforcement officer(s) regarding the papering process and proceedings.
- Submits all warrants handled by ECAS in accordance with established policies.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

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.


Qualifications

To be found qualified at the GS-12 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience:

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the
knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include performing the following types of duties: Communicating the Section's goals, objectives and procedures to a team of paralegal specialists; Observing training needs and making recommendations for development; Providing advice on work methods, practices, procedures, and assisting staff in identifying solutions; Conducting research and applying a wide range of methods to improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products; Observing paralegal functions and operations and making recommendations to support the Attorneys assigned to the Section; Providing technical advice and recommendations to Attorneys/screeners on the merits and demerits of potential cases, probabilities of success of cases in light of the strengths and weaknesses of probable cause and potential defenses.

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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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):

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

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
NCS/High 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).

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