To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
Experience for the GS-9: One year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal
service. Specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the duties of this position. Creditable experience include:
Experience analyzing legal issues and conducting legal and factual research to identify deficiencies in due process;
Determining if factual or legal errors were made in appeals decisions;
Preparing legal documents, correspondence, and summaries of analysis;
Applying laws and regulations governing evidentiary procedures, and principles of administrative law and procedures;
Conducting investigations and interviews; and utilizing computerized databases in a legal environment.
Applicants may subsitute education for the required experience at the GS-9 level.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
You will be rated on the
following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as
part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Ability to conduct
interviews with Respondents and Witnesses.
- Ability to prepare Reports,
Exhibits & Analysis used in litigation.
- Ability performing legal
research in support of litigators.
- Ability to serve as
litigation case management system administrator.
- Ability to prepare,
analyzing, and processing legal documents.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
PLEASE NOTE: 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary with no requirement for other than ordinary physical activity, such as bending and stooping to insert or extract files or carrying case folders from one office to another.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.