The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0900/0950.htm as well as the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.
Specialized experience required for this position is: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11). The required specialized experience includes the following:
- Experience in all aspects of discovery management including receiving and reviewing discovery and reviewing and dispatching disclosure in a capital defense case;
- Serving on trial team defending persons charged in cases involving the death penalty;
- Experience with conducting legal research with online research tools, to include Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis;
- Experience assisting counsel with in-court witness presentation and argument;
- Experience providing logistical support to a large team of persons needing travel, meetings and other obligations scheduled and planned;
- Experience with working on teams to develop evidence including locating and interviewing potential witnesses.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of the various titles of law covering national, international and capital litigation.
2. Ability to research and analyze complex U.S. and International law
3. Knowledge of legal reference sources to include case law, commercial legal publications, court decisions, etc.
4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to prepare legal briefs and summaries.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TRAVEL: Requires up to 60% Travel
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): May Be Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: May Be Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): EXEMPT
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
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: Special Sensitive/TS(SCI)
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
Due to the requirements of this position, temporary duty travel may be required to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and other locations as necessary. Travel may be required up to sixty-percent (60%) of the time.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated for this particular job vacancy, which is Open to all US Citizens (Public):
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the rules governing the Excepted Service and the Special Hiring Authority found in 5 CFR 213.3106(b)(10) - Iraqi Reconstruction Appointments. The selection process DOES NOT follow the same rules found under the traditional DEU Category Rating, which is specifically for Competitive Service Appointments and not applicable for positions appointed to the Excepted Service under this particular appointing authority. All applicants will be evaluated equally and referred according to his/her overall qualifications when matched with the requirements outlined in the occupational questionnaire and the major duties of the position.
If claiming Veteran's Preference: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.