In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one of the following:
A. A bachelor's degree AND meet one of the following provisions for Superior Academic Achievement: 1. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply. 2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum. 3. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum. 4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies). - OR -
B. One full year of graduate level study, or possess a Master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D, in law or a legal field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. - OR -
C. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service performing legal research to provide background information to attorneys or other paralegals on precedents, regulations, or opinions affecting current or future cases; examining claims or applications to determine their completeness, compliance with policies, and/or relevance to a case or legal action; and assisting with the preparation of case files, exhibits, or other legal instruments. - OR -
D. A combination of graduate education described in "B" and experience described in "C" which equals 100% of the total requirement. TO COMBINE: (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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: 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. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 Occupational
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. If it is determined you meet minimum
qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of
three categories: Best
Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified Within these
categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection
priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.