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Job Title:Paralegal Specialist

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:OGC-12-MP-542MB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$46,954.00 to $100,151.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 19, 2012 to Thursday, November 01, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

CU-0950-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current NCUA employees only

JOB SUMMARY:

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Introduction to the Agency: Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

 

The position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The incumbent provides paralegal and technical support to the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and the staff of OGC.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.

DUTIES:

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As a Paralegal Specialist you will:

 

Participate in various aspects of pre-hearing and pre-trial preparation, including scheduling and coordinating witnesses, assembling administrative records, witness notebooks, and files in preparation for depositions, trial and administrative hearings. . At hearings, assist litigation attorneys with witnesses and introduction of documentary evidence.

Prepare digests of complicated transcripts of testimony by witnesses received from formal investigations, formal administrative proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts. 

Retrieve information using LEXIS/NEXIS and other legal research sources. 

Maintain tracking of litigation work assignments and tickler system of litigation due dates. 

Perform complex legal research assignments under supervision of requesting attorney.

Prepares memoranda, correspondence, and administrative reports using appropriate legal terminology and OGC formats.

Develop and maintain legal files.

Receive, review, analyze and processes all requests for NCUA documents and testimony pursuant 12 CFR, Part 792, Subpart C. Determine specific information sought and decides which NCUA records are likely sources of the information. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the CU-09 Level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU-07 level in the federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is defined as experience performing legal research, readacting privileged and confidential information, preparing legal correspondence/documents, maintaining legal files, and using LEXIS/NEXIS or West law.

OR A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR  A combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of a Paralegal Specialist may be used to meet the experience required.   

 

 

To qualify for the CU-11 Level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU-09 level in the federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is defined as experience performing complex legal research, proofreading legal writing for errors, clarity and accuracy, redacting privileged and confidential information, developing and maintaining legal files, and using LEXIS/NEXIS or West law.

OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

OR Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related.

OR A combination of education and specialized experience directly related to the work of a Paralegal Specialist may be used to meet the experience required.   

 

 

NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide transcripts to receive consideration. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts MUST be received by the by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


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You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

First, your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation).  You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.  Second, if you have a complete application package, your RESUME will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see "Qualification and Evaluations" section).  You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.  Third, if you are determined to be qualified for the position, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questions.  The numerical rating you received is based on your responses to the questions.  If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Ability to conduct legal research.

2. Ability to communicate in writing to convey persuasive legal arguments.

3. Ability to communicate other than in writing to make clear and convincing oral presentations, provide advice and assistance, etc.

4. Knowledge of the litigation procedures.


BENEFITS:

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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are selected for this position at the CU-09 level you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-12 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position. SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR)which includes a locality rate of 24.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area. NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.

HOW TO APPLY:

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YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY11:59:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

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

1. Your resume.
2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire.

3. All required documents (see required documents section).

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the qualifications requirements and supports your responses to the occupational questionnaire.Please ensure that your resume includes the month, year, and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details may result in a lower or ineligible rating.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create anaccount or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you submit your answers atthe 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 Vacancy ID:765738  . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire  , and

2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the 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.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at: ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

VETERANS: If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, VRA, 30% DISABLED Veteran's Authority, you must submit a copy of your Veteran's Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter, SF-15).

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION:  To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps or Vista volunteers, certain military spouses, etc.) you must submit all required documents supporting your claim.


SF-50: Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure
and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking ICTAP/CTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:

·         Copy of agency notice;

·         Most recent performance rating; and

·         SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP.

PLEASE NOTE: You have three options for submitting your documentation: 1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; 2) upload documents from your personal computer; 3) or fax documents.  Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents.  Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lisa Bazemore
Phone: (703)518-6578
Email: MBAZEMORE@NCUA.GOV
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA
22314

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive an email that your resume has been received from the USAJobs website. You can check the status of your application by logging back into your USAJobs account.

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Job Announcement Number:

OGC-12-MP-542MB

Control Number:

329349900