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Job Title:Paralegal Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:NCDE13618751944176D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$59,987.00 to $77,981.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 19, 2013 to Sunday, September 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0950-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 12 MONTHS

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
East Point, GA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

You could experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the United States Army Reserve Military Technician Program.  As a Citizen Soldier, you are employed by the Department of Army as a civilian working a normal full-time workweek with all the benefits available to a Federal service employee. When duty calls, you can proudly put on the uniform as a military service member of the United States Army Reserve and receive the pay and benefits associated with the military assignment.  As a member of the United States Army Reserve, you are required to perform military duty one weekend a month and at least fourteen days a year of annual training. In your civilian position, you perform work in direct support of the US Army Reserve in an administrative, professional or maintenance related position.  As a US Army Reserve Military Technician, you are a vital link in the chain of command of the United States Army Reserve and civil service, working with professionals like yourself at locations around the world or as close as next door.  As a civilian Military Technician you are one of the most important keys to combat readiness; as an Army Reservist you have the opportunity to perform military duty to defend and to serve your country by performing military duty when needed.

About the Position:

This position is with the 335 Signal Command (Theater), 335 Mission Support Element, Staff Judge Advocate located in East Point, Georgia

 

 

East Point is one of Georgia's fastest growing cities. Accessibility is one of the many advantages that the City of East Point offers. Its location provides easy access to public transportation, major highways, thoroughfares and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

 

Description of the working environment: The employee works in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment.

 

This position is under the supervision of: Deputy Staff Judge Advocate

 

 

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Business travel requirement is 25 percent.
  • Moving expenses will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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The duties of this position include:

 

  • Perform administrative functions
  • Process cases for the elimination of personnel
  • Compile procedures& regulations for training
  • Advise commander & subordinates
  • Prepare administrative correspondence
  • Analyze statistical data for legal documents
  • Interpret Army Regulations


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.


Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: work that includes experience such as analyzing the legal impact of legislative developments and administrative judicial decision; applying specialized laws, precedent decisions, regulations or administrative proceedings; and preparing cases and separation boards.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal

 service ([GS-09]).


 

 This position requires a qualified typist

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

 

  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Skill in organization
  • Skill in analyzing data
  • Ability to communicate orally
  • Ability to problem solve


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

 

1) Education alone: Education may be substituted for specialized experience with a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree), 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M (if related).

2) Combination of education and specialized experience: A combination of education and specialized experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 2 years by 18. Add the 2 percentages. Note: For the purpose of qualifications, 1 full year of graduate education is equivalent to 18 semester hours.

If you are using education to qualify for this position in any way, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.

 

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement).  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. *Note: for GS-5 or below, remove this statement as education may be in any field – it does not have to be related to the position.

To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

 



Other Requirements:  Click here for more information.

  • If you are male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
  • Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.

 

Conditions of Employment:

    · This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.
    · This position requires a medical examination prior to employment and annually thereafter.
    · This position requires a qualified typist.
    · This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

 

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
  • This is an obligated position
  • This is a career program position (CP-56)
  • This position is a temporary position and may be extended in one year increments up to a maximum of two years
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Sunday, September 01, 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.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.





REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

TAG:Accepted/Required Docs

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will either be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further, or you may not receive the preference that you claimed.

Your resume:

·         Your resume may be submitted in any format.

·         If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

·         If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

·         For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." *Note: if applicants cannot use education to qualify, remove this statement.

Preference Categories:

Note to veterans: The documentation you submit to verify your preference claim MUST show the characterization of your service (Honorable, General, etc.), type of discharge, and any time lost. If your documentation does not show this information, you may not receive the preference that you claimed. 

·         Military Spouse Preference: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders. You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)

·         5 Point Preference for Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge.

·         10 Point Preference for Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge, a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing an overall disability rating. The OVERALL rating MUST be identified on your certification letter.

·         Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.

·         Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

* Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx.

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):

·         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 TAG:VacancyID.

·         Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

·         On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").  

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 TAG:Closing Date. 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:

·         Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.

·         Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

·         Fax all six pages of 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.  

NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W6TWAA 335th Signal Command
2323 Dauphine Street
East Point, GA
30344-2503
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.

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Job Announcement Number:

NCDE13618751944176D

Control Number:

349677700