In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one of the
A. You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07,
Federal grade level. (This specialized experience must include legal
research; evidence review; assisting in the preparation of legal reports, to include
summarizing factual information, legal issues, and case law relevant to a given case;
and assisting with the preparation of exhibits, such as statistical charts, graphs and
B. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent
degree that demonstrates the competencies needed to do the work of the position
may be substituted for the experience required;
C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: If you do not qualify based on
education or experience alone, you can combine your education and experience by
converting each to a percentage and then adding the percentages. (If your education
is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours
by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3). To calculate your percentage of
graduate education, divide the number of your graduate semester hours by 18. Refer
to the qualification requirements above for a description of the type of experience
that is considered qualifying. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience,
you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now add
your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at
least 100% for you to qualify under the combination of education and experience.
NOTE: All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or
university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an
accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools
that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
In order to qualify for the Paralegal, GS-
11 position you must possess one of the following:
A. Have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience in the
Federal government or equivalent at the GS-09 level.
Specifically, you must have specialized experience performing the
following duties: performs extensive legal research and recommends actions on submissions with various claims, prepares myriad of legal documents including subpoenas, prepare litigation reports and recommends and justifies agency positions in regards to the reports and research.
B. Have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate
education leading to such a degree, or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral
degree, or a LL.M., in a related field such as business administration,
finance, political science, or law.
C. Have a combination of education and experience that equals 100% of
the total requirements. (Note, only graduate education above 36
semester hours or the equivalent is used in this computation).
If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your official or unofficial transcripts.
There is no educational requirement for this position.
All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.You must meet time in grade requirement by upon the closing date of this announcement.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service;
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service;
- Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP);
- Veterans who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of active continuous service (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act).
- Individuals with disabilities - For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp;
- Any other individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment, including former Peace Corps volunteers.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualifications for the position listed in this announcement. Please note: Basic qualifications will be determined based on a comparison of your resume against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in the position requirements.
If you are found to be qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be further assessed and compared to the responses of your occupational/assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive will be based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position, and will determine the rank in which you place. The "Best Qualified" candidates will be referred for selection.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
You will be rated based on your responses to the following KSAs:
- Ability to research, analyze, and report findings and recommendations.
Ability to produce legal documents
Ability to research, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and policies.
Performance Appraisals and Awards:
You will receive an extra point added to your final score for a fully successful performance rating within
the past year and an extra point will be added to your final score for any related performance awards
received within the past three To receive credit, please provide a copy of your performance rating
and any award SF-50s.