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Job Title:Legal Technician

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Job Announcement Number:DEU-TW-14-033

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$44,774.00 to $76,188.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Wednesday, July 23, 2014




This is a Full-Time Permanent appointment in the Competitive Service; this position is - in the bargaining unit. The salary range includes 18% geographic differential pay.




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


U.S. Citizen, no federal experience required.


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About the Agency

The OCC is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. As Legal Technician, provides a variety of technical and administrative support activities for attorneys in the Chief Counsel's Office . Provides assistance to attorneys in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents. On request, locates and obtains generally identified materials from a variety of sources to assist attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions. Maintains information systems for the District Counsel's office.
Key Information:
If you are a "status applicant" and wish to be considered for this position under both merit promotion and competitive procedures, you must also submit an application under vacancy announcement MP-TW-14-033D.

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    As a Legal Technician, you will:

    • Prepare routine correspondence memoranda, forms, reports, and graphics for signature of managers or staff attorneys. Assist attorneys in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents. Review attorney work products to ensure correct spelling, proper format, citation form, and grammar.
    • On request, locate and obtain generally identified materials from a variety of sources, including OCC and other law libraries and on-line research tools to assist attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions. Materials include OCC precedent, state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes and regulations, law review articles and other legal materials.
    • Maintain information systems for components of the Chief Counsel's office that may include the Chief Counsel's Project Tracking System, Enforcement Action Report System, and Examiner View. This includes data entry, report production and data tracking.
    • Provide assistance and support to attorneys on matters relating to the office's legal work in areas such as enforcement support, criminal referral processing, ethics function support, and document disclosure.
    • Tracks requests from other federal and state agencies such as SEC and CFTC for OCC materials. Prepare transmittal documents for signature of managers or staff attorneys and tracks materials that must be returned. 


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    In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

    • You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-II level. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of specialized experience includes: organizing, monitoring, and maintaining records and documents; assisting attorneys in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents; assisting and supporting attorneys on matters relating to an office's legal work and administratively managing the office; and utilizing computer software packages to develop, design, and produce documents to support office operations.
    Current OCC employees must have a performance rating of at least Level 3 overall and for all critical performance elements to be eligible for promotion.

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents.


    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Qualified applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:

    • Skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and SharePoint to perform a variety of office administration duties.  This includes preparing management reports and conducting searches on different databases, e.g., basic legal research.
    • Ability to independently compose a variety of written correspondence in accordance with established grammatical principles.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and tactful interaction with all levels and types of audiences. 
    • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of administrative activities, including recordkeeping and filing systems.
    We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
    Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that you must be assigned to the Excellent category.We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.To preview questions please click here.

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    • Click here for important information regarding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest.
    • Relocation benefits may be paid in accordance with OCC's Relocation policy. Free real estate information on job locations is available by calling OCC's relocation management firm at 1-877-237-5068.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. The documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is an E-Verify participant.
    • Travel locally or overnight may be required.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.


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    You must apply for this position online. Click here for instructions on how to submit an application.

    You must complete the online application process and submit any applicable required documents, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than noon Eastern Time on the closing date. After this time, requests to apply will not be granted. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # 202-649-6157.


    Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.

    - RESUME: You must create or upload a resume in USAJOBS.
    If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.
    If you are applying for consideration under a special hiring authority, you must indicate in the questionnaire the authority under which you wish to receive consideration and provide the required supporting documentation.
    - VETERANS’ DOCUMENTATION: If you are a veteran or claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.
    - OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition to required documents, you may submit the following:
    - Cover letter


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    Phone: 972-277-9659
    Fax: 999-999-9999
    TDD: 202-649-6157
    Agency Information:
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
    225 E John Carpenter Freeway
    Suite 500
    Attn: Delegated Examining Unit
    Irving, TX
    Fax: 999-999-9999


    You will be notified of the status of your application via e-mail at various points in the process and receive final notification via e-mail when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an e-mail address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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