To qualify for the GS-5: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-4 Federal grade level. Specialized experience must include: applying knowledge of rules and procedures to perform a variety of legal support work, preparing routine correspondence, and completing various administrative forms; OR Education: successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college or university.
A combination of especialized experience and education as listed above. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.
All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accredited body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
To qualify for the GS-6: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-5 Federal grade level. Specialized experience must include: applying knowledge of an extensive body of rules and procedures to perform interrelated and nonstandard legal support work and preparing and organizing trial exhibits and legal documents in preparation for trials and other projects.
To qualify for the GS-7: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-6 Federal grade level. Specialized experience must include: applying knowledge of comprehensive legal regulations, techniques, and procedures to perform a variety of legal assistance work. Specialized experience includes: conducting basic legal research such as verifying statues and citiations, developing tables of authorities, tables of contents and indices to briefs.
You must meet the following basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position requires a qualified typist with a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute. Applicants must self-certify their abilty to type a minimum of 40 words per minute. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT INDICATE THEIR TYPING PROFICIENCY WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
This position requires office automation skills. Some examples of office automation software include database management, and various word processing software packages (MS Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and database applications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All applicant's qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies. The competencies listed below are required for this position. Your resume must demonstrate your abilty to perform the following competencies:
Database Management Systems
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 veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans preference eligibles.