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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Attorney Advisor

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Job Announcement Number:13-OJP-884593

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 06, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States.  The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts. 

 

AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.

The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government.  We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • Selectees may be subject to a one-year trial period.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

DUTIES:

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The Article III Judges Division provides professional advice and guidance on a broad range of legal programs and administrative policies and procedures areas affecting Article III, territorial district court, and national jurisdiction judges.  The incumbent’s duties include, but are not limited to:

1.  Performing complex legal and policy research and analyses and providing advice to Article III, territorial district court, and national jurisdiction judges, their chambers staff, and other court officials in such areas as court governance and local rules of court, chambers administration, case-management and electronic case filing, and Judicial administrative policies and regulations;

2.  Serving as a team lead for programs and projects assigned to the Judges Support Branch in the Article III Judges Division including managing professional and administrative staff resources to complete assignments and deliver services, programs, and work product in a timely and professional manner, and recommending actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality of services, programs, and work product;

3.  Developing and participating in orientation programs for new circuit and district chief judges and nominees, and briefings and training programs for chambers staff on administrative and operational matters;

4.  Preparing and updating manuals and other publications designed to inform Article III, territorial district court, and national jurisdiction judges and their staffs on procedural, technical, and administrative policies and regulations and other matters of interest; and

5.  Assisting with the review and preparation of  legal and policy work product for the U.S. Judicial Conference International Judicial Relations Committee, Financial Disclosure Committee, Intercircuit Assignments Committee, Statistics Subcommitee, and other Judicial Conference Committees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess a law degree (J.D. or LL.B) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Federal court of general jurisdiction. In addition, at least three years of post J.D. or L.L.B. experience is required.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position.

Specialized experience for this position includes serving as a team lead in producing work product, services, or programs that involve interpreting statutes, regulations, and decisional law and opinions or developing, implementing, and evaluating a legal program or court operation service.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  2. All information is subject to verification.
  3. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
  4. Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/noncitizensemployment.asp. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
  5. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  6. All new employees of the AO must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  7. If selected for first-time appointment to the Federal government, you may be required to serve a trial period.  Failure to complete successfully the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  8. If selected for a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to serve a probationary period.  Failure to complete successfully the probationary period can result in return to a position comparable to the one held immediately before upervisory assignment, or if you were not a Federal employee before the assignment, then you may be moved to a position one level below the supervisory position.  An employee serving a trial period may be removed from employment under provisions of the AO's trial period policy.
  9. If this position is temporary, management may have the discretion of converting this position to a permanent position depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  10. Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.
  11. The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station within or outside the Washington DC metro area. Accordingly, pay will be set based on the locality area/official duty station assigned.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.  If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

 

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.  Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.


BENEFITS:

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The AO offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.   The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington , DC has an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, day care center, and cafeteria.  Located in the Capitol Hill area next to Union Station, the AO is accessible by public transportation, including Metro and the MARC and VRE commuter trains.   As an AO employee, you may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs:  http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/Careers/aopd/AO_Benefits.pdf

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



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)

 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required: 

 

  • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
  • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.  
  • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation. 
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.  

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-delivery.  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, and phone number.  

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

 

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 884593.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Amaya Bassett
Phone: (202)502-3800
Email: AMAYA_BASSETT@AO.USCOURTS.GOV
Agency Information:
Administrative Office of the US Courts
AO Personnel Division
One Columbus Circle NE
Suite G-200
Washington, DC
20544
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your eligibility and referral to the hiring official if determined qualified.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-OJP-884593

Control Number:

342697000