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Job Title:Supervisory Litigation Assistant

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:PH-DA-13-767926

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $73,917.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 05, 2012 to Monday, November 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0986-09/10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

DOJ Tax Division Status Employees with a Career or Career-Conditional Appointment in the Competitive Service

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This position is located in the Criminal Enforcement Section, Western Region of the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. 
 
Area of Consideration:  U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division Status Employees With a Career or Career-Conditional Appointment in the Competitive Service

 

This position offers career mobility opportunities to qualified Tax Division employees, who are encouraged to apply.


You must submit the following documentation in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures:

   

  • Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, and office/agency information.

AND

  • Copy of most recent performance appraisal (within the last year) is required for current Federal employees. 

 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. 
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You may be required to undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

DUTIES:

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  • Perform a broad range of supervisory functions with respect to assigned staff.
  • Set priorities and prepare schedules for completion and expedition of work.
  • Provide advice on the utilization of resources such as personnel, equipment, and space.
  • Advise management on the steps to improve the effectiveness of work methods and procedures, management controls, and related functions and processes.
  • Use knowledge of the procedures and commonly used forms of the Tax Division, the Department of Justice, and various federal courts sufficient to advise support staff employees (e.g., secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals), Division Attorneys, Asst. U.S. Attorneys, and non-government parties, of their existence and proper use.
  • Use various types of software including import/export of graphics and data, spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), desktop publishing (Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat) and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Enter and retrieve information as needed from an electronic case management system, using legal case documents to identify applicable data.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for the GS-09 Supervisory Litigation Assistant,  you must meet the following specialized experience requirement:

 

Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Experience involves: 

  • Utilizing Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft software, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat software to perform legal duties;
  • Retrieving legal case information from an electronic case management system;
  • Identifying material that may be pertinent to court issues or court cases;
  • Referring telephone inquiries from officials, e.g., Department of Justice, U.S. District and Appellate Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. Attorney's Offices, and Internal Revenue Service, to the appropriate party for a response;
  • Preparing legal forms for issuance and presenting them for signature;
  • Writing legal correspondence using a variety of software packages;
  • Maintaining time and attendance records for Section personnel using automated systems;
  • Responding to inquiries from vendors regarding invoices.

In order to qualify for the GS-10 Supervisory Litigation Assistant,  you must meet the following specialized experience requirement:

 

Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Experience involves:

  • Analyzing legal documents for entry into an electronic case management system;
  • Identifying and resolving issues or problems of court procedures and court documentation;
  • Applying an extensive body of judicial rules and procedures sufficient to examine case files to determine sufficiency of documentation;
  • Utilizing Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft software, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat software to perform legal duties;
  • Providing representation with respect to legal support matters for the Tax Division and other organizations;
  • Writing legal reports that require complicated formats and precise column alignment;
  • Providing management staff with advice on issues such as, the utilization of personnel resources, procurement of office equipment and supplies, and future office space needs;
  • Resolving grievances or other problems experienced by support staff;
  • Maintaining a system of record keeping for expenses such as, legal staff travel and vendor invoices.

 

 


Education cannot be used to meet the experience requirements for this position.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

 

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review. 

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

  • LEGAL CASE MANAGEMENT
  • SOFTWARE APPLICATION
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION
  • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
  • SUPERVISORY/LEADERSHIP SKILLS
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation, if applicable. 
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:  

- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. (see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap )

- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 19, 2012.
 
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 767926.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire  http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
          - Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, and office/agency information.

          - Copy of most recent performance appraisal (within the last year) is required for current Federal employees. 

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-DA-13-767926

Control Number:

329101000