Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Sterling, Virginia
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 01, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement once determined by your component. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

The Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist provides a range of legal support functions in the day-to-day management and oversight of the review and processing of documents, maintenance of case files and coordination of proceedings for master calendar hearings.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Directing the activities and processing of actions which support court proceedings.
  • Providing technical assistance to staff in locating, generating, organizing, assembling, cross-referencing and providing required case information to Judges.
  • Ensuring staff is responsive to all case-related actions.
  • Supervising a staff in the performance of a wide variety of administrative tasks related to master calendar hearings, the first appearance of the alien/respondent in front of an immigration judge.
  • Overseeing the handling of case files for hearings.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • A one year probationary period may be required, if not already met.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (see Required Documents section)


Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services) position, you must meet the following time in grade requirements and minimum qualifications:

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information). Time-in-grade requirements also apply to VEOA applicants having held a GS position in the past year.

AND

FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:
  • Managing a variety of day to day administrative court operations;
  • Interpreting and applying knowledge of legal statutes, codes, regulations, administrative guidelines, and policy affecting operations of the Court; and,
  • Providing oversight of legal court processes.
  • (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible.

    1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. You must submit an SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional (Tenure field is 1 or 2); AND status in the competitive service (Position Occupied field is 1).

    2. A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge. To be eligible, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. NOTE: Current career/career conditional federal employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade.

    3. A 30% or more Disabled Veteran: You must submit your DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later.

    4. Military spouses are eligible if their active duty military spouse: 1) receives a Permanent Change of Station move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty. Please submit supporting documentation.

    5. Schedule A: The DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to be hired and advanced based on merit. To be considered for a Schedule A appointment, you must submit proof of your disability. This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. You must submit valid documentation regardless of the date of determination of your disability. Proof of disability documentation needs to specify that you are eligible to apply using Schedule A. It does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters click here .The Schedule A letter must be separate from any Veterans' Preference documentation.

    6. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment. Please submit documentation to be considered.

    7. Other non-competitive authorities (please see announcement language for applicable authorities).

    8. A current or former Land Management Bureau employee who has served at least 24 months under a time-limited competitive appointment who is eligible for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

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