the GS-11 level Qualified candidates must possess:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; or 1
year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level.
is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to
be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes the following:
and processing a variety of legal documents;
and evaluating legal decisions and case files to identify relevant issues;
legal research concerning precedents and past court decisions;
legal briefs, summaries of analyses and decisions, and pre-trial documents;
witnesses and various individuals who can provide insight into cases under
documents to support recommendations;
providing a full range of legal support to staff members in a law office, e.g.,
initiating and composing standardized legal documents; filing and accepting
service of legal documents; researching and compiling information from case
files and other sources;
a law office;
and maintaining legal files;
computer programs including Microsoft Word, Outlook or other calendar
scheduling system, PowerPoint, and Excel to maintain, organize, and present information
in an office setting; and
with Access or other automated databases.
As part of the online application process you
will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your
possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:
of laws, policies, regulations and precedents
of standard legal reporting services and citation systems.
to gather, research, and analyze data.
to communicate in writing.
to organize and coordinate diverse projects and activities.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your résumé and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of three pre-defined categories:
· Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.
· Better Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
· Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.
Application of Veterans' Preference
* The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference
points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of
veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within
* Preference eligibles who meet MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and the
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS and who have a compensable
service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in
the highest quality category, except when the position being
filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or
Any exaggeration of an applicants experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work. If a determination is made that in responding to the competency-based question an applicant has rated themselves higher than is evident in their resume, experience, and/or education, the applicants score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.