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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Legal Division, Supervision and Legislation Branch, Enforcement Section, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in connection with administrative hearings, appeals, litigation, advisory services, and/or policy formulation.

    Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts legal research using library references, files, corporate records, private and governmental studies, computer databases, and other pertinent sources to supply needed legal or factual information for inclusion in memoranda, directives and pleadings.
    • Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorneys for use in interpretation and advisory requests, or in complex litigation cases.
    • Prepares legal memoranda, pleadings and other documents in response to requests for information relating to the specialty areas of the Enforcement Section.  Examples include the areas of FDIC rules and regulations, litigation, alternative dispute resolutions, Freedom of Information Act requests, Congressional inquiries, federal banking laws, resolutions of failed banks, management reports and statistical data.
    • Organizes and maintains pleadings, evidentiary documents and other materials, including electronically stored information (ESI), and matter files for the Enforcement Section.
    • Develops, tracks and maintains databases and prepares various case status reports for cases in litigation.  Develops statistics and charts, conducts analyses and prepares graphs and tables to illustrate results.  May encode substantive case materials for entry into computer, retrieves and analyses materials through data searches.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    0950 Paralegal Specialist

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    * AMENDMENT - Closing Date extended to 10/18/18 

    Employment Conditions.

    Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

    Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

    U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Registration with the Selective Service.

    Qualifications

    Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 9 level in the Federal service. 

    Specialized experience includes paralegal or legal work performing  litigation, document control, discovery, and the organization and maintenance of electronically stored information (ESI) through the use of software programs.   Examples include analyzing and evaluating case files to identify factual issues; providing litigation support by organizing documents, exhibits, and ESI; drafting subpoenas; and preparing pleadings.

    OR

    Education may be substituted for experience in qualifying for this position. If qualifying based on education, applicant must possess: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

    OR

    A Combination of education and experience (Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be qualifying.)

    Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 “well qualified” for this position.  For more information, click here.

    Education

    Additional information

    To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.  

    If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

    If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    1. Ability to use a law library for legal research and to use automated legal research services such as Westlaw and Lexis/Nexus and the Division’s automated private files.
    2. Knowledge of legal principles, concepts, and methodology of legal research and analysis, and the ability to apply this knowledge in the interpretation of the applicable laws and case precedents.
    3. Ability to interpret, explain and present, in writing, relevant findings and conclusions using appropriate language, legal reasoning and organization of facts and ideas; and to assist in case preparation, FOIA and congressional responses, policy formulation and the development of administrative and legal responses and reports.
    4. Ability to independently organize and maintain pleadings, evidentiary documents and other materials, including ESI.
    5. Knowledge of and ability to effectively use word processing, computer graphics, spreadsheet and internal and commercial database programs such as Word, Access and Excel, and the Advance Legal Information System (ALIS) to develop, monitor and maintain computer databases and statistical information and reports for the Section. 

    You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans’ preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty – or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information,click here.


    EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).  Education must be from accredited institutions.  For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.  An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

    To find out more, click here.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts. If you haven’t already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the “Apply” button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click “Submit Application” to complete the application process.

    You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on “Applications” tab. Click on the “Position Title,” and then select “Update Application” or “Additional Application Information” to continue.

    You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

    Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: “Received”. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.                                                                                                                     

    Agency contact information

    Bettie Smith

    Phone

    703-562-2215

    TDD

    1-800-928-4618

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    betsmith@fdic.gov

    Address

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Human Resources Service Center
    3501 Fairfax Drive
    HRB (PA-1730-5007)
    Arlington, Virginia 22226
    United States
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512827000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.