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Job Title:Legal Assistant GS-0986-07

Agency:Small Business Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-014-BC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0986-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Birmingham, AL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Become a part of an Agency that touches the lives of every American! We are the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and for over 50 years, we have successfully served the Nation’s small business owners.  Consider a career with SBA to assist in managing the range of programs and products sustaining America’s small business during this new era of economic responsibility.  We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. We represent a highly skilled and motivated workforce and welcome those interested in furthering our mission.

This position is located at the Small Business Administration,Office of Capital Access, Office of Financial Assistance, Birmingham Disaster Loan Servicing Center, which is located in Birmingham, AL.  

This announcement serves as a Merit Promotion and All Sources announcement.  You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply online.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.

DUTIES:

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As a Legal Assistant, GS-0986-07, some of the duties you will perform are:

  • Perform complex assignments (for the litigation, liquidation, and loan servicing work) for review and approval by supervisor.
  • Prepare, with minimal supervision, legal documents necessary for the release of SBA held collateral in response to payoff demands received from escrow companies and payments in full of SBA loans received from SBA borrowers. 
  • Review all legal papers received by Office and advises supervisor of their importance. 
  • Collect and maintain all necessary date for the preparation of monthly and quarterly workload reports. 
  • Assists supervisor in closing work and is fully knowledgeable of loan closing services and liquidation procedures.   


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. Specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level for the occupation. You must meet these qualifications by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level. Bilingual and banking experience preferred. See example below.

GS-07:  One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level such as experience in litigation, liquidation, and loan servicing work.


Education may not be subsituted for experience for this position.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For Delegated Examining (all US Citizens), your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions. You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions (to view the questions click here View Assessment Questions).  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. If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume. 

Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated.  Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Merit Promotion and Non-Competitive applicants will not be evaluated using Category Rating.  Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions.  You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire.

You will be rated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of legal documents and processes.
  • Ability to apply established instructions, rules, regulations, precedents, and procedures pertaining to legal activities.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.

 


BENEFITS:

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Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting benefits and flexibilities. To find out more about Federal benefit programs click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility:  Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area.  Also submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action which shows the grade level, duty location and promotion potential of the career or career-conditional position from which you have been or will be separated, and a copy of your last performance rating of record.  To be found well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, you must meet the minimum qualifications and receive at least 85 possible points for the quality ranking factors.

If you are a current Federal employee applying for promotion under SBA's Merit Promotion and Placement Plan, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade lower than the position being filled.  You must meet this requirement by the closing date of this announcement.

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See www.sss.gov.

Probationary Period:  You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé - which must contain the following basic requirements: 

·        Name, address, telephone number, email address;

·        Supervisor's contact information, if applicable.  Indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted;

·        Job Title (if Federal Service provide series and grade)

·        Related job experience including beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy)

·        Work Schedule - ex. Full Time, Part Time (if part time- number of hours per week)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
 
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 820421.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.   If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  The vacancy ID is 820421

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  • A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing 'Tenure' and "Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion/Non-Competitive)
  • If you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member 4 copy) or Certificate of Release.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or Certificate of Release, an Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference (SF-15) and the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability.
  • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Bryan K. Clark
Phone: (303)844-7017
Email: BRYAN.CLARK@SBA.GOV
Agency Information:
Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO
80202

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.  We expect to make a job offer within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified through Application Manager of the outcome.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

13-014-BC

Control Number:

335139900