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Job Title:Litigation Support Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:Antitrust Division

Job Announcement Number:ATR-14-29 DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you ready to contribute to matters of national importance that promote a competitive and productive American economy? The Antitrust Division has an opening for a Litigation Support Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process.

The Division’s work ranges over the entire spectrum of the U.S. economy. Its merger and civil enforcement cases can affect the structure and performance of an entire industry, and its criminal enforcement detects and punishes white-collar antitrust crimes that rob American consumers.

This position is located in the Litigation Support Staff (LSS) of the Information Systems Support Group of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division. The Litigation Support Group works with Division trial teams in various offices and sections in Washington, D.C., consolidated field offices across the nation, and temporary remote trial sites, to determine visual strategy, and develop and implement litigation support plans that assist Division attorneys in effectively and efficiently managing their cases from inception to resolution which includes effective presentation of evidence and proper utilization of software and courtroom equipment. LSS also assists in the negotiation of electronic discovery, and in the analysis and reporting of such data.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You may be required to undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package.

DUTIES:

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The Incumbent serves as Litigation Support Specialist on the Litigation Support Staff (LSS), and as such:

  • Serves as a senior Case Manager for litigation support activities associated with one or more complex cases and/or projects; reviews or provides for the management of each project's budget on a regular basis.
  • Analyzes the information and data analysis requirements of staff attorneys and economists in order to develop and recommend an appropriate ALS methodology and strategy to meet case support needs.
  • Assists Division attorneys and economists with technical automated data processing (ADP) information related to the subject matter of their cases and investigations.
  • Develops or reviews procedures and computer collection and validation specifications to ensure indexing consistency and accuracy.
  • Directs and manages a field discovery team; plans and schedules support for discovery operations.
  • Reviews and/or directs the design and development of computer application programs, procedures, and documentation that may be required for data collection systems; ensures security access, maintenance, and operation of data collection systems.
  • Provides expert technical advice, training, and support to trial staffs in such areas as the preparation of appropriate indices, related research tools, and the screening, indexing, coding, and control of documents.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art information processing technology and methodology, and makes recommendations for the application of these advances to the improvement of Division litigation support tools and systems.
  • Conducts feasibility studies; provides detailed technical evaluation of any new technologies; prepares periodic status reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described below, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

EXAMPLES of specialized experience include:  performing case management for litigation support activities associated with one or more complex cases and/or projects; coordinating litigation support services that include information and document management, creation and operation of computerized databases, complex data analysis, and other support activities used in a litigating environment to organize evidentiary materials; designing, managing and maintaining automated litigation support (ALS)  program systems and requirements; conducting state-of-the-art ALS feasibility studies; developing or reviewing procedures and computer collection and validation specifications; reviewing ALS project contracts.

To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described below, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

EXAMPLES of specialized experience include: serving as a case manager; analyzing automated litigation support (ALS) requirements of staff attorneys and economists to develop and recommend an appropriate methodology and strategy to meet case support needs; overseeing the technical design and application of advanced litigation support tools and procedures; applying document processing, image control, optical character recognition, full text process, and data analysis procedures; defining ALS requirements for contractual support; overseeing a budget of over $4 million dollars; reviewing and managing ALS project contracts; reviewing and participating in the design and development of ALS systems for direct case support to include the discovery process, document process, QC procedures, trial presentation, and documentation required for legal view. 


You must be a U.S. Citizen.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualifications for the position listed in this announcement. Please note: Basic qualifications will be determined based on a comparison of your resume against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in the position requirements.

If you are found to be qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be further assessed and compared to the responses of your occupational/assessment questionnaire. The rating you receive will be based on your responses to the questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position, and will determine the quality category in which you place (Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Best Qualified).

Your application will be further assessed based upon the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate orally.
  2. Knowledge of Information Technology hardware and software for litigation support.
  3. Ability to communicate in writing.
  4. Knowledge of Electronic Discovery technology and services.
  5. Ability to provide customer service and work well with others.

Using Category Rating procedures, we will determine the "Best Qualified" candidates, who will then be referred for selection.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement 

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Veterans Information: https://my.usajobs.gov/Veterans

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below.  Application Packages must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on Monday, June 23, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you do not have internet access and are unable to complete the online occupational questionnaire or submit your supporting documents, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides internet access. If you are still unable to apply online, you may call our Human Resources main telephone number at (202) 514-2469 to obtain assistance in submitting your application materials. 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents you are unable to upload to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

View Assessment Questions

Otherwise, to fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1141211. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1141211
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page. 

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number.
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved, then reused as an uploaded file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, or via fax. 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional) - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire.
  3. Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples Include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable and applying under VEOA hiring authority):
          •  If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character discharge (Member Copy-4), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.
          • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
          • If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Office of Personnel
Phone: (202)514-2469
Email: ATR.PERSONNEL@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Terricita Scott
DO NOT SEND MAIL
APPLY ONLINE
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. Based upon your rating/score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed within 30 to 60 days.


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Job Announcement Number:

ATR-14-29 DE

Control Number:

372458500