You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Proof of admission to the Bar of the highest court of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and current membership in such Bar as would permit the practice of law. You must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level closest to the work of the job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience must have been at a level of difficulty to that of an attorney at the grade level immediately below that being filled (i.e., the experience must be equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government for consideration for the GS-12).
For appointment at the GS-12 level:The GS-11 requirement plus one year of professional legal experience or advanced educational attainments which clearly indicates the ability to independently perform complex legal work. Coursework beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered would constitute advanced educational attainment.
The first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.), can also constitute the required advanced educational attainments, provided the applicant's record shows superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following:
Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class; or
Work or achievement of significance on law school's official law review; or
Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as election to the Order of the Coif; or
Winning of a moot court competition or membership on the moot court team which represents the law school or in competition with other law schools; or
Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation; or
Significant summer law office clerk experience (law clerk work which entailed legal research, brief writing, or negotiating in areas relevant to the work described in the description of the duties for this vacancy); or
Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required, and on the extent to which your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. Please be sure to give examples in your resume and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possess, the level of people you interacted with, and the complexity and sensitivity of the issues you handled.
You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Applicants must have:
(1). Progressively responsible legal experience through knowledge of civil rights laws and regulations.
(2). Excellent analytical, communication, teamwork, and writing skills.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications requirements, and the extent to which your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, in your resume, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills. The following areas will be considered in the evaluation:
1. Ability to produce written documents in a clear, concise, persuasive and technically correct manner.
2. Ability to communicate orally in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
3. Knowledge of civil rights and constitutional law, particularly as it relates to education.
4. Ability to perform legal tasks within stringent time frames to meet program objectives. To preview questions please click here.