Job Title:Paralegal Specialist - CDC, GS 9/11 (EX)
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number:SF-2013-0002
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Thursday, October 04, 2012 to
Saturday, October 13, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Excepted service -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
San Francisco, CA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This announcement is open to all qualified US citizens.
This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number SF-2013-0003 (FBI).
Candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.
Applications will not be accepted from outside the area of consideration.
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.
Division: San Francisco Field Office
Location: San Francisco, CA
Working Hours : 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
GS 9: $56,172.00 - $73,019.00
GS 11: $67,963.00 - $88,349.00
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Must be able to obtain a Top-Secret SCI clearance.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS 9: Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience to the GS 7 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
Reviewing and analyzing information on claims submitted and recommending action.
Processing a full range of discovery requests for information maintained.
Possessing in-depth legal research experience.
Assisting in preparing litigation reports and affidavits.
Orally communicating to obtain information and advice on legal matters.
GS 11: Applicant must possess one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
* Performing the most comprehensive legal research and writing on the more complex legal questions.
* Conducting extensive research, locating accurate cites and expanding the topic of research.
* Processing a full range of complex discovery requests and efficiently performing in-depth analysis.
* Orally communicating to obtain information and advice on legal matters.
Education may be substituted for specialized experience (SE) as follows:
GS 9: Applicant must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (LL.B or J.D) or two academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree.
GS 11: Applicant must have a PH.D or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to an LL.M or doctoral degree.
Qualifying education may have been gained in any field.
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
Selectee(s) may be required to testify in court as to the accuracy of translated material.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 online assessment 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.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
Research and Analysis
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
Step 1 - Establish an Account
On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.
Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume
To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire.
Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process.
Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application
If this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation. Follow the instructions provided.
Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
- Your résumé and cover letter (optional)
- A complete assessment questionnaire and,
- Other supporting documents:
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action and most recent Performance Appraisal
Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.
- For Veterans: DD 214; For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. Status of Your Application: You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."