In accordance with the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule (GS) Positions under the General Coverage for Administrative and Management Positions, the following is being provided to you. This position requires 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience researching statutory, regulatory, court and/or administrative precedents, and other legal opinion or documentary materials. Interprets and evaluates discrepant information collected from various sources; develops and makes usable technical data and other supportive material available to General Counsel and the Agency.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Appropriate education may be substituted for or combined with experience. This education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. For this position a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR an LL.M. if related, may be substituted for experience. If you have less, it may be combined with your experience to determine qualifications for this position.
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.
Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. When the education being credited requires specific course work, the number of hours of related courses will be prorated as a proportion of the total education to be used.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. It will be computed by first determining the applicants total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicants education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. The weight of semester and quarter hours has been defined above.
If substituting education for experience, transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical-Sensitive
TOUR OF DUTY: Standard
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS: Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Nonexempt
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Not Required
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Duties are usually performed while sitting at a desk or table, but there may be some requirement for physical activity such as carrying records, books, and other reference material.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of the application of various laws and regulations.
2. Skill in oral and written communication to prepare a variety of legal documents and to obtain information from a variety of sources and individuals.
3. Ability to analyze legal issues and conduct legal research.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Competitive Applicants / All US Citizens -We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.