Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 for the GS-06, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 for the GS-07 and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 for the GS-08.
For GS-06: Examples of qualifying experience include: Experience in the legal or judicial process, drafting and compiling information for the production of legal documents, reviewing them for correct format and timeliness
FOR GS-07: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Experience processing legal documents in support of legal actions. This experience may include initiating and composing standardized legal formats, reviewing legal documents for correct form and timeliness, annotating case files and statues records, compiling status reports and reviewing legal documents for required information and proper format.
FOR GS-08: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, and legal processes; and rules and procedures of U.S. District Courts and administrative tribunals in which the office litigates and knowledge of legal reference sources and systems; extracting and summarizing information from legal files and references sources and in drafting legal documents
Above grades require providing administrative and clerical support to attorneys in a legal office. incumbent must be able to manage schedules, answering a multiple line phone system; apply appropriate legal procedures in writing correspondence and processing cases.
For additional information, refer to OPM qualifications standards operating manual, group coverage qualification standard for clerical and administrative support.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE.
Applicants must meet all legal, regulatory and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Selective Factor - This position requires a typing speed of at least 40 wpm. You must document your typing speed in your resume or you may lose consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors noted below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Categories Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity. Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position. Category C - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position.
Evaluation Factors - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Technical Knowledge – Researches applicable statues, regulations and or case law for precedent ruling or comparable cases as necessary; assist attorneys with compiling and organizing documentary evidence, materials and cases for filing. Manages and Organizes Information – Maintains and organizes files in proper format, review incoming documents for deadlines, performs a variety of legal support tasks for the attorneys. Communication/Interpersonal Skills – Clearly, effectively and persuasively conveys information (orally and in writing) to individuals and groups. Writing – Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a clear, succinct and organized manner. Composes written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments such as an interview. INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified" for priority selection purposes. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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