In order to qualify for this position you must meet the specialized experience for the grade level(s) as defined below and the selective placement factor.
For the GS-9 level you musts meet one of the following:
A. You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience is defined as: reviewing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions and schedules for debtor compliance with substantive and procedural requirements and technical accuracy; drafting motions, routine judicial pleadings, various types of memoranda, notices, etc.; and developing draft motions for default of judgment to reopen a case, defer payment of fees, and complaints objecting. -OR
B. You have completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or completed two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related. -OR
C. You have a combination of experience as described under letter 'A' above and graduate education as described under letter 'B' above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of the first full year may be used in this calculation). To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the total number of graduate hours that exceed the first year by 18. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%.
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SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Selective Placement Factors are part of the minimum requirements for a position, and applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor identified for this position is as follows: At least six (6) months bankruptcy experience is required which exhibits knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures. Education cannot be substituted for the six months bankruptcy experience requirement.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs, and that such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Ability to use and apply the Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures, local bankruptcy rules applicable case law, and other reference material;
Ability to communicate orally;
Ability to communicate in writing; and
Ability to perform legal research and fact finding