Supervisory Research and Publications Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

The Research & Publications (R&P) Section is comprised of the Paralegal Unit and Desktop Publishing Unit. The incumbent serves as the direct supervisor of the Paralegal Unit and assigns tasks related to cite-checking and research responsibilities of the Unit.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Research and Publications Specialist GS - 0301 - 12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, which includes planning, scheduling, and assigning work to subordinates; establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; providing feedback on employee performance evaluations; providing advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members and carrying out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities as appropriate.
  • Independently performs complex legal and factual research with responsibility for reviewing, analyzing and connecting legal citations and references of a highly technical nature on all briefs going before the Supreme Court.
  • Serves as liaison and facilitator coordinating assignments with staff in providing changes to brief publications. Writes and/or edits technical material utilizing an extensive knowledge in a variety of subject areas to provide interpretation and explanation of a range of technical subjects. Perform and/or delegate a large volume and variety of typing assignments, formatting, editing, database input and proofreading tasks for the preparation and publishing of legal briefs and other legal documents.
  • Correct/revise complicated tables of content and authorities for briefs of extreme complexity for appellate litigation; advises paralegals, secretaries, and legal assistants in the OSG and throughout various Divisions in the Department of Justice and outside of the Department on the preparation of these tables and proper Supreme Court style.
  • Responsible for long-term planning as well as day-to-day operations of the OSG Paralegal Unit including: project planning, management of contractor litigation support services, acquisition of equipment and printing services, establishment of financial property controls, and program development.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.


Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in Federal service, performing the following: 1.) reviewing and revising complicated tables of content and authorities for briefs in appellate litigation; performing and/or delegating a large volume and variety of typing assignments, formatting, editing, database input, and proofreading tasks for the preparation and publishing of legal briefs and other legal documents; 2.) assisting in long-term planning in the day-to-day operations of an organization in the area of human resources and contractor management, acquisition of equipment and printing services, establishment of financial and property controls, and program development.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service, performing the following: 1.) reviewing and revising complicated tables of content and authorities for briefs in appellate litigation; performing and/or delegating a large volume and variety of typing assignments, formatting, editing, database input, and proofreading tasks for the preparation and publishing of legal briefs and other legal documents; 2.) assisting in long-term planning in the day-to-day operations of an organization in the area of human resources and contractor management, acquisition of equipment and printing services, establishment of financial and property controls, and program development; 3.) preparing a variety of legal reports and other presentations for senior level review.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

There are no education requirements or substitution of education for the required specialized experience.

Additional information

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.

See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
  • CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
  • CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS ( CTAP or ICTAP ): For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details. SCHEDULE A, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities . General Employment Information :
  • REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO STATEMENT: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .


  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    Once the announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted by the HR Specialist. This information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position. If a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

    Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the "Area of Consideration" for this vacancy. Government-Wide Merit Promotion vacancies may only accept applications from a limited audience, pay careful attention to the "Who May Apply" and the "Hiring Paths" information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    BASIS OF RATING :
    DOJ's Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
    • Manages Human Resources
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Research
    • Writing


    Career Transition Programs ( CTAP or ICTAP ): These programs apply to Federal and/or DOJ employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
  • Meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
  • Be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and
  • Submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.


  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.

    It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

    ALL APPLICANTS : You must submit a detailed resume containing the following information:
  • Official position title;
  • Employer name and contact information;
  • Start and end dates ( including month and year );
  • A detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
  • Your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved; and
  • The number of hours worked per week (or indicate full-time).
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee :
  • You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent agency form. Do not submit an award SF-50, these do not contain sufficient information about your appointment
  • Your SF-50 should list the full position title, series, grade and step, organization, duty location, service computation date, effective date, and your service type and tenure status.
  • Submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating. If a performance appraisal is not available submit a statement explaining why one is not available.
  • See USAJOBS Current & Former Employees for more information.
  • If you are a Veteran or a qualifying parent or spouse:
  • Submit all DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, Member-4 Copy) forms.
  • If you are a Veteran with a service-connected disability rating you will need to submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
  • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter.
  • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .

  • If you are a person with a disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
  • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation ("Proof of a disability" is a letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability).
  • You must get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .

  • If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
  • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
  • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
  • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
  • If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required :
  • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award.
  • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
  • Please do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection. These may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.
  • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education. Your transcript must also be in English or have an English translation included.
  • USAJOBS - What documents might I need to provide?

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