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Job Title:PARALEGAL SPECIALIST, GS-0950-12

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMCD-818927-804504-9X-DS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$70,062.00 to $91,080.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0950-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 YEAR

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the largest, most diverse and complex installations in the Air Force, encompassing approximately 11,000 civilian positions. Whether your career is in maintenance, cutting-edge research & development, or somewhere in between, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may have the job for you.

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal and technical support to acquisition fraud attorneys in the Fraud Remedies Program.  The organizational location of this position is the Directorate of Ethics & Fraud Remedies, Air Force Materiel Command Law Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Position to be filled through Delegated Examining Authority
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Temporary Position Not to Exceed 1 Year

DUTIES:

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 MAJOR DUTIES:
•Provides independent professional legal assistance to Acquisition Fraud Attorneys.

•Provides written and oral legal reviews on highly complex questions of law and fact pertaining to criminal and civil acquisition fraud cases, proposed suspension and debarment actions, and proposed settlements of these actions.

•Provide legal assistance to contracting personnel, investigators, and attorneys.

•Participates in and prepares formal and informal training conducted for attorneys, paralegals, investigators, contracting personnel and others.

•Adheres to appropriate security directives and safeguards classified and sensitive information.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent.  Specialized experience must include experience in legal assistance on all matters pertaining to acquisition-related fraud, ethics, and suspensions and debarment.  To include written and oral legal reviews pertaining to criminal and civil acquisition fraud cases, proposed suspension and debarment actions, and proposed settlements of these actions.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

  • Significant paralegal experience with and knowledge of federal acquisition law including but not limited to statutes, the Federal Acquisition Regulation and supplements thereto, DoD Directives, Air Force Policy Directives and Instructions, and Federal and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals case law to perform extensive and thorough legal research applicable to assigned cases.
  • Substantial and specific knowledge of and education and work experience in Government contract law.  Lengthy work experience in Government contract law is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated skill in researching legal issues raised by requests for formal opinions, the analyses of complex factual situations in light of the results of such legal research and general legal principles, and the preparation of written legal reviews and fraud remedies plans based upon such research and anlaysis.
  • Proven skill in effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.
  • Proven skill in using negotiation techniques to protect the Government's position in major acquisition fraud actions.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

  • Incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report) upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
  • This may be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: The numeric rating you receive is based on YOUR responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the specialized experience, education requirements (if applicable), and knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience; your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

BASIS OF RATING: Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience in your resume meet the KSAs required for the position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements for the position, your application will be assessed and placed into one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. For more information on Category Rating. Click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

 

1. Your resume

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

4. Copy of separation Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). For example a Retirement, Resignation, or Termination.

            

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 16, 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.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 818927. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. 

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:
 
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education
Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
Copy of separation Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). For example a Retirement, Resignation, or Termination when applicable.

 

For more information on veterans’ preference click here.

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144.
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number
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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DPIDOE DPIDOE
Phone: (937)257-1494
Email: NOT_ACCEPTED_DPIDOE@WPAFB.MIL
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
DO NOT EMAIL
Dayton, OH
45433

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email.   After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.

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Job Announcement Number:

AFMCD-818927-804504-9X-DS

Control Number:

335361400