Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications)

Washington, D.C
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

  • Provide analysis and advice on program issues regarding legal and factual research.
  • Review and correct legal citations and references of a highly technical nature for all material going before the Supreme Court.
  • Plan, coordinate, evaluate, and review all phases of the research and publication administration.
  • Supervise the disposition of agency and non-agency FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Reviews and analyzes the information to determine whether the information may be cleared for public disclosure.
  • Advise staff on the preparation of the proper Supreme Court style in preparing legal memoranda and reports, analyzing the factual and legal issues.
  • Apply extensive knowledge of the Harvard Blue Book, Cite Checking and the review of legal documents previously released to avoid contradictions and unnecessary repetition.
  • Supervise a staff by directing and overseeing research and publications work and ensure organizational objectives are met.
  • Resolve employee complaints and grievances, counsels, and assists employees whenever standards of conduct or quality of performance are not met.
  • Maintain appellate brief control data, records and reports, guides, workload statistics, and historical files for record management purposes.


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 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 Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.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.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.) subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year supervisory probation period.


To qualify for the position of Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications), (GS-0901-13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

To qualify for a Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist, GS-901, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
GS-13: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 Grade Level which demonstrates your ability to conduct supervisory review of appellate briefs such as In forma Pauperis (IFP) Briefs, Briefs in Opposition (OPS) and AC petitions or Merits Briefs to ensure accuracy of information before submission to US Courts of Appeal or the US Supreme Court. Examples of specialized experience should demonstrate experience with ensuring proper legal citations (Harvard Blue Book, Supreme Court style); searching and reviewing legal references, case files and other sources for information required by attorneys or court personnel are accurate and properly cited.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/28/2022.

Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


There is no required education or substitution of education for this position.

Additional information

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  • 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: .
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
    1. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or BEFORE appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
    2. 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 within 120 days. 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.

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.