Job Title: Paralegal SpecialistJob Announcement Number: IHC-1095377-CAC-MP
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Customs and Border Protection
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Friday, May 02, 2014 to
Monday, May 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees with competitive status or serving under a VRA appointment
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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.
DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Discover a challenging and rewarding career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders. At CBP, we:
- Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws
- Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
- Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
- Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border
For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: http://www.cbp.gov/.
Who May Apply: Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees with competitive status or serving under a VRA appointment.
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see http://www.dhs.gov/careers.
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel located in Miami, FL.
Note: One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required
- You must successfully pass a background investigation
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one of the following:
1. One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent performing duties such as reviewing, analyzing and interpreting body of laws, related rules, regulations, and precedents relevant to cases; researching and maintaining legal databases; preparing, reviewing, recording, and correlating information and technical material relative to case preparation; OR
2. A PH.D. or equivalent degree or L.L.M. or three years of graduate level education leading to such a degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; OR
3. A combination of successfully completed graduate education in excess of 2 years and experience as described above, the total of which equals at least one year
Education to be substituted or combined must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. One year of full time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 54 semester or 81 quarters hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years for the GS-11.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.
The qualifications listed above must be met by Monday, May 12, 2014 and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), you must earn a score of 85 or above to be considered well qualified.
The KSAs for this position are:
- Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
- Skill in providing administrative and/or technical office support
- Ability to prioritize obligations, deadlines and workloads
- Ability to analyze facts, research data, and act upon findings