To qualify for this position at the GS-9 grade level, you must have one of the following: a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B or J.D., if related; or 1 year experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 that demonstrates your ability to: assist trial attorneys in preparing for all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial discovery, motions, and briefs; utilize electronic discovery procedures and software in performing litigation support tasks; or a combination of education and experience
To qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have one of the following: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related; or 1 year experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 that demonstrates your ability to: interview potential witnesses, prepare interview reports, analyze documents for supportive evidence, organize and write synopses for use of Branch attorneys and draft pleadings, motions, and briefs and other papers in cases being handled by the Branch; or a combination of education and experience
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.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. educational program.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Candidates must possess the following: Experience designing and maintaining databases, such as Concordance, Summation, Relativity, and CaseMap to house legal data related to assigned cases. If you do not possess this experience you will be disqualified.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
- Legal and Factual Research
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Electronic Document Management Systems
- Discovery/Trial Procedures