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.
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.