To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and is equivalent to the next lower grade level.
The Specialized Experience is defined as experience which involved professional law experience.
of professional legal experience includes: analyzing legal issues affecting
federal regulatory matters and questions of law and fact; conducting legal
research on authorities and precedents on points of law; studying and
researching complex statutes, legislative proposals, and regulations affecting
the operations and functions of an agency; and reviewing issues, policy
statements and guidance, rulemaking proceedings, public notices, briefing
materials, data requests, and memoranda or reports outlining the facts and
You must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims. Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names and number of credit hours. To search the database of accredited institutions visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
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 U.S. accredited college or university. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.
ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE DATE THE REFERRAL LIST IS ISSUED.
YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION IF IT LACKS ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS UNDER THE "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" TAB.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 grade level and may be filled at the GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 grade. Applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) from that institution, must have been admitted to practice before the highest court of a State, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and must maintain active status as a member of the bar of one of these jurisdictions. You must have experience in providing legal advice and counsel to a federal or state government, or in private practice.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.
Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.
Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
If you are among the Best Qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possibly, an interview.
All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:
Legal Advice, Legal Research and Analysis, and Written Communication.
To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following knowledge, experience and competencies:
Knowledge and experience in some of the following areas: qualified retirement plans; Fiduciary Law, Administrative Law, ERISA, Tax Law applicable to pension plans; Ethics in Government Act, as amended and Standards of Conduct for Employees in the Executive Branch; Government Procurement Law; and Federal personnel/employment law.
If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for this position if any of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation.