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Job Title:  Legal Intern
Agency:  Postal Regulatory Commission
Job Announcement Number:  PRC 07-14

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SALARY RANGE:
$19.00 to $19.00 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
PS-0986-01
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Temporary
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:


The Postal Regulatory Commission has an exciting internship opportunity for a law student.

The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent agency that is part of the executive branch of the Federal government.  As a small agency, we provide the opportunity to work in a professional and collegial environment with talented and committed staff and to directly contribute to the Commission’s mission, which, in part, is to develop and maintain regulations for a modern system of rate regulation, consult with the Postal Service on delivery service standards and performance measures, consult with the Department of State on international postal policies, prevent cross-subsidization or other anticompetitive postal practices and promote transparency and adjudicate complaints.

 

The legal intern will be involved in a variety of entry-level assignments designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities available in a law office in the Federal government.  The legal intern program is designed to develop and provide training and work opportunities for law students.

 

Legal interns will be responsible for carrying out legal assignments in the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel. 

 

Legal interns may conduct legal research and writing projects, including opportunities to present their findings, assist in the preparation of legal briefs and orders, and, when available, attend public hearings.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

    DUTIES:

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    ·        Preparing basic legal documents and other written materials; 

    ·        Advising senior staff on legal issues that confront the agency; and

    ·        Researching and drafting legal memoranda on discrete research topics.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    1.    Knowledge of administrative law;

    2.    Excellent interpersonal skills;

    3.    Excellent written and oral communication skills; and

              4.  Experience in brief and legal memorandum writing.


    Mandatory Qualifications:

    ·        Enrollment in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association

     

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Applicants will be evaluated and rated using category rating procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine your ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. If you meet the basic qualifications for this job, your application will then be placed into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. The panel will forward the application materials of candidates in the Best Qualified category to the office director for selection.


    BENEFITS:

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    If you use public transportation, your transportation costs may be subsidized.


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Conditions of Employment

    ·        Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    ·        Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-exempt.

    ·        You must be a U.S. citizen or national to be eligible for this position.

    ·        To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, the Postal Regulatory Commission requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.

    ·        If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    All applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 23, 2014. 

     

    Submit application materials to:

                   

    Completed applications will be accepted via email to the following email address:  PRC0714@PRC.GOV

     

    Mailed applications will be accepted at the following address:

     

    Postal Regulatory Commission

    901 New York Ave., NW   Suite 200

    Washington, DC 20268-0001

    ATTN: Vacancy # PRC07-14

     

    If you plan to submit the application by mail, please send your application as soon as possible in advance of the deadline because mail to federal government agencies in Washington, DC may be delayed by security screening procedures.

     

    Applications will not be accepted by fax.

     

    For More Information

    You can get forms and additional information by contacting Sherri Proctor at 202-789-6869.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    In order for your application to be considered complete, the following documents must be submitted:

    1.    Resume showing relevant experience (If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume)

    2.    Writing sample (not to exceed five pages)

    3.    Law school transcript

    4.    A minimum of three references (at least one professional)

    5.    Five point veterans must submit a DD-214

    6.    Ten point veterans must submit the following:

      1. A copy of your DD-214
      2. Application for 10-point veterans’ preference, SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf 
      3. A copy of the official letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, certifying the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability

    d.    If you're currently serving on active duty, submit a statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.

    To gain access to your DD-214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Sherri Proctor
    Phone: (202)789-6869
    Email: PRC0714@PRC.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Postal Regulatory Commission
    901 New York Avenue NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC
    20268

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.

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