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Job Title:Legal Assistant (OA)

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Office of the Solicitor

Job Announcement Number:ICTAP-13-CHI-SOL-0104

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,960.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 28, 2013 to Thursday, July 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0986-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Kansas City, MO, USView Map
64108View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local Kansas City, MO commuting area and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

 DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.  DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Kansas City Regional Office of the Solicitor. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to type 40 words per minute.

DUTIES:

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Establishes, coordinates and maintains project files for assigned cases.  Establishes document control systems for assigned projects, to include indexing, document numbering and coding.  Assists paralegal specialists and attorneys in analyzing and evaluating information, gathering materials and authorities, and compiling draft reports and memoranda for use by attorneys in preparing opinions, briefs,  motions, pleadings and other legal documents.  Summarizes depositions and testimony, some of which are complex, both legally and technically requiring knowledge of the legal issues and the procedural aspects of the law involved.  Assists attorneys and paralegal specialists in responding to discovery in pending cases.  Assists attorneys or paralegal specialists in responding to inquiries about cases and/or regulatory matters received.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Examples of specialized experience: Experience in a law office preparing a variety of legal documents which generate from attorney caseload (e.g., complaints, judgements, settlement agreements, stipulations, motions, petitions, orders, affidavits, etc...);  making and confirming reservations, securing tickets, preparing travel vouchers;  utilization of software and office automation equipment to produce a variety of documents, reports, statistical summaries and data lists; answers inquiries of a routine and technical nature. 

TYPING CERTIFICATION
In addition to meeting experience requirements, applicants for this position must demonstrate the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (based on a 5 minute sample with 3 or fewer errors).  Typing proficiency may be self-certified by the applicant's specific statement of speed and error rate in the application material; or the applicant may attach a certificate of proficiency dated within the last three years; or proficiency may be addressed within the narrative description of past experience contained in the application material submitted. Possession of typing proficiency must be clearly evident in the application material. Failure to document possession of typing proficiency is cause for disqualification


Education cannot be used as a substitution for experience.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical:  Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.
Applies Technology to Tasks:  Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
Admin Support:  Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Self Management:  Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; monitors progress and is motivated to achieve; manages own time and deals with stress effectively.


The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: GS-8
Bargaining Unit: NCFLL
Permanent change of station costs will not be paid. 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document .  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. The following documents are required from ALL applicants:

- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles MUST submit.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to current and former Federal employees and VEOA applicants.  If you do not have one, you must submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided or you will not be considered for this position.The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 vs. Copy 1)

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Susana Cruz
Phone: 312-353-1349
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 877-889-5627
Email: cruz.susana@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Office of the Solicitor
230 S. Dearborn Street
Rm. 1026
Chicago, IL
60604
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

ICTAP-13-CHI-SOL-0104

Control Number:

346559800