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Job Title:PARALEGAL SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:KY13-021

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0950-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Frankfort, KY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

OPEN TO AREA ONE AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE KYARNG ONLY!!

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

KENTUCKY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: EXCEPTED-PERMANENT-WARRANT OFFICER/ENLISTED

 

SELECTING SUPERVISOR AND DUTY LOCATION: LTC D. Seitz, JFHQ- SJA, (502) 607-1456, Frankfort,  KY

 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA ONE - All qualified permanently employed excepted technicians of the Kentucky Army National Guard.  AREA TWO - All qualified members of the Kentucky Army National Guard.  Includes temporary and indefinite employees.

 

THE KENTUCKY NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. SELECTION OF THIS POSITION WILL BE MADE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, MEMBERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION OR ANY OTHER NON MERIT FACTOR.

 

INTRODUCTION:  This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ-KY), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA).  The primary purpose of this position is for paralegal support within the State Staff Judge Advocate’s Office providing ancillary legal research and analysis.  Supports the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Preventative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs in the state.  Serves as a point of contact for claims, ethics determinations, and legal assistance for Army and Air National Guard personnel and their families.  Provides technical legal guidance and support to National Guard unit commanders and their assigned legal personnel. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment
  • You must be assigned to a compatible military position
  • Wear of the military uniform is a condition of employment
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Must take Conficentiality Oath

DUTIES:

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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides ancillary legal work to the state/territory SJA and other assigned Army National Guard (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) attorneys servicing the state/territory National Guard’s case load.  Provides research, analysis, guidance, and support to administer courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, administrative boards and other legal actions and administrative processes.  Implements the Preventative Law Program.  Supports the state/territory Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.  Serves as the primary point of contact for claims.  Serves as a point of contact for ethical determinations.  Reviews Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Provides legal assistance by receiving requests for routine or emergency legal assistance. Performs a variety of administrative/clerical support functions to insure the effective operation of the office and legal programs in the absence of an office administrator.  Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORI/UCI/MEI/OCI/IG, etc.), mobility exercise participation, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws.  Performs other duties as assigned. (A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description D1242000 on file in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office.)

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM GRADE:  E5/SGT                     MAXIMUM GRADE:  CW3

THIS MUST BE INCLUDED SOMEWHERE ON YOUR RESUME'

 

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate is required to be assigned to a compatible military unit and MOS/AFSC in accordance with TPR 303. WMOS: 270A      EMOS: 27D

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: COMPLETE DATES MUST BE USED FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE.  EXAMPLE 2 JAN 1980 TO 3 MARCH 1981 OR JAN 1980 TO MARCH 1981.  USE OF YEAR ONLY WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.  EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE -IN THEIR OWN WORDS -THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION.  DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON EVERY DOCUMENT SUBMITTED; OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Do you possess Experience, education or training that demonstrates the ability to analyze the legal impact of legislative developments and administrate and judicial decisions, opinions, rulings and determinations on agency programs; conduct research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the agency? 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training of applying the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and reference sources such as agency manuals and directives.  Experience applying the techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and issues of law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings.

 

COMPETENCIES - Competencies are self assessment tools to help you determine how qualified you feel you are for the job.  These are factors that are essential to successful performance in this position and should be reflected in your resume.

Competencies:

           

a. Knowledge of basic legal principles and concepts to interpret and apply or explain to others a body of law, regulations, directives, precedents, or other reoccurring legal facts, issues or processes impacting leaders, commanders, supervisors, soldiers, airmen and their families.  

 

b. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and reference sources such as agency manuals, directives, issuances, court reports, appellate records, or commercial legal publications sufficient to locate appropriate data such as applicable precedents, and commentaries which bear on particular legal issues.

 

c. Knowledge of techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings.  Knowledge of interviewing techniques and skill sufficient to interview potential witnesses, claimants, involved parties and other sources of information to ascertain facts.

 

d. Knowledge of legal documents to determine nature of action requested, if properly completed, what information is needed or missing, and proper routing of documents.

 

e. Knowledge of, and skill to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to provide assistance to customers in the preparation of legal documents, or to assist attorneys by providing written summaries of analyses to support specific legal issues.

 


A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.

OTHER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS POSITION: SELECTEE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIRECT DEPOSIT/ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER PROGRAM. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main Website for New Employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Federal Employment Information Fact Sheet: Benefits of Working for the Federal Government:  This fact sheet is provided for a review of most of the benefits offered here. Please click on the link below for more information:
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Retirement Information and Services for New Employees.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the  National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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 To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

                  

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

(Ten Tips for Letting Federal Employers Know Your Work):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/TenTips#icc

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- TAG:Closing Date

·         You can save your work and come back later.

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to https://applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: TAG:VacancyID Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

 ·       If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

BENEFITS:

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

 

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Miscellaneous

To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the  or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax (to USA Jobs). Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Christina P. Riddle
Phone: (502)607-1278
Email: CHRISTINA.RIDDLE@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Kentucky National Guard
Human Resources Staffing
100 Minuteman Pkwy Bldg 210
Frankfort, KY
40601-6168
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

786604
1. Title of Job

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Paralegal Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

211220073 Frankfort, KY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please select the description below which best describes your status and select ONLY ONE response.

1. Are you currently a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent Federal Technician with the Kentucky Army National Guard.
B. I am currently an Indefinite or Temporary Federal Technician with the Kentucky Army National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.), member of the Kentucky Army National Guard.
D. I am not currently a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, but I am willing to join.
E. I am not currently a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, nor am I willing to join.


Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

2. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable to enlist in the Kentucky Army National Guard by the close date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No


Respond to all the questions below. Mark only one response for each question. Ethnicity and race information is requested under the authority of 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e-16 and in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's 1997 Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. Providing this information is voluntary and has no impact on your employment status, but in the instance of missing information, your employing agency will attempt to identify your race and ethnicity by visual observation. This information is used as necessary to plan for equal employment opportunity throughout the Federal government. It is also used by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management or employing agency maintaining the records to locate individuals for personnel research or survey response and in the production of summary descriptive statistics and analytical studies in support of the function for which the records are collected and maintained, or for related workforce studies.

3. Are You Hispanic or Latino? (A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.)

A. Yes
B. No

4. Please select the racial category with which you most closely identify.

A. American Indian or Alaska Native-A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
B. Asian -A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
C. Black or African American-A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
D. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander-A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
E. White-A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below which describes your education level. Mark only one response for each question.

5. Do you have experience, education or training that demonstrates the ability to analyze the legal impact of legislative developments and administrate and judicial decisions, opinions, rulings and determinations on agency programs; conduct research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the agency?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you have at least 24 months experience, education or training of applying the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and reference sources such as agency manuals and directives. Experience applying the techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and issues of law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings?

A. Yes
B. No

Carefully review the question below. Please note that you may substitute one academic year of study for 12 months specialized experience, and you are required to provide a copy of your transcripts, certificates and/or any other military documentation to satisfy this requirement.

7. Are you a High school graduate or equivalent? (may be substituted for three months of specialized experience.)

A. Yes
B. No

8. Have you completed education in any school above the high school level? (May be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent) for 12 months of the required experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least 6 semester hours of courses that are directly related to the type of work of the position)

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from below that best describes your experience as listed above. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

9. Knowledge of basic legal principles and concepts to interpret and apply or explain to others a body of law, regulations, directives, precedents, or other reoccurring legal facts, issues or processes impacting leaders, commanders, supervisors, soldiers, airmen and their families.

10. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and reference sources such as agency manuals, directives, issuances, court reports, appellate records, or commercial legal publications sufficient to locate appropriate data such as applicable precedents, and commentaries which bear on particular legal issues.

11. Knowledge of techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings. Knowledge of interviewing techniques and skill sufficient to interview potential witnesses, claimants, involved parties and other sources of information to ascertain facts.

12. Knowledge of legal documents to determine nature of action requested, if properly completed, what information is needed or missing, and proper routing of documents.

13. Knowledge of, and skill to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to provide assistance to customers in the preparation of legal documents, or to assist attorneys by providing written summaries of analyses to support specific legal issues.


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Job Announcement Number:

KY13-021

Control Number:

331155600