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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Cooperative - Office of General Counsel

Agency:Office of the Inspector General, USPS

Job Announcement Number:2013-26-838680-PC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$17.00 to $17.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0303-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Excepted Service Term

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

  

The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools to fill one vacant Student Cooperative position in the Office of General Counsel located in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will assist attorneys who give legal advice in diverse legal matters, including: employment, labor, contracting and procurement, federal appropriations, criminal, ethics, public sector civil litigation, audits, and other Inspector General matters.  The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while in school.

 

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 25, 2013 will be considered.

 

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

 

This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position is $17/hour. Locality Pay is authorized. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must have the ability to work at least 10 hours per week
  • May require some travel
  • Able to obtain/maintain a government-issued credit card

DUTIES:

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Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.  The employee performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum.  Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.

 

Perform legal research and draft memoranda on diverse legal matters, including: employment, labor, contracting, procurement, federal appropriations, criminal, ethics, public sector civil litigation, audits,  and other Inspector General matters.

 

  • Assist attorneys in developing and reviewing policies and procedures
  • Advise clients (with the supervision of licensed attorneys)
  • Perform administrative tasks involving subpoena issuance, contracting, employee relations, and compliance with ethics law
  • Provide litigation assistance

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.

 

  • Students must be currently enrolled full or part-time in an ABA accredited law school, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a First or Second year student, and must be "in good standing" with law school. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS AND IN GOOD STANDING)

 

  AND

  •  Must permanently reside or be enrolled in a college or university located within a 50 mile radius of the office location

 

 

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

EVALUATION FACTORS

 

Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.

 

  • Ability to research and analyze legal issues in the areas of employment and labor law, contracting and procurement law, federal appropriations law, Inspector General-related law, criminal law, ethics, public sector civil litigation, and/or audits 
  • Skill in writing legal opinions and analyses
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain client relationships

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to attach all required documentation; or if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position. Only the top-rated, minimally-qualified candidates will be referred to a review panel or the selecting official for further consideration. If your application is referred to the review panel, the review panel will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review panel will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and/or a writing assessment. Your rating may be further adjusted by the review panel or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. 

 

APPLY THROUGH USA JOBS

When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or to login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to create or upload required and applicable documents, and submit the Occupational Questionnaire. 

 

    NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 838680 and fax to .

     

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses 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 . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

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

     

    You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.

     

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 25, 2013, which includes the following documents:

 

    1. RESUME. Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: you will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.
    2. COMPLETE SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process.)
    3. TRANSCRIPTS. Official copy of current transcripts from an accredited college or university showing GPA, current level of education, and the number of completed semester hours and current status. Transcripts must validate current enrollment status. (REQUIRED: Attach document as "Transcript")


    NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred.
    Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:
    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


    4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
    • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each veterans document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
    • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Vacancy Inquiries
Phone: (703)248-2210
TDD: (202) 855-1234
Email: JOBS@USPSOIG.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of General Counsel
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA
22209
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official. 


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Job Announcement Number:

2013-26-838680-PC

Control Number:

337473000