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    This position is part of the US Court of Appeals Armed Forces. As a Supervisory Legal Assistant (Court), this position is located in the Office of the Clerk for the Court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces serves as the highest appellate court in the military justice system. The Judges of the Court are appointed by the President to 15-year terms following Senate confirmation. The Clerk of the Court is the most senior staff member of the Court other than the Judges themselves.

    For additional information on the U.S. Court of Appeals, please visit www.armfor.uscourts.gov

    The U.S Court of Appeals receives administrative support from The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The OSD is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

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    As a Supervisory Legal Assistant (Court), GS-0986-12, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Serves as the docket room supervisor and senior legal assistant for the Clerk of the Court.
    • Provides legal assistance to the Clerk of the Court for overall docket management.
    • Provides legal assistance to attorney's appearing before the Court.
    • Provides supervision for assigned unit personnel engaged in providing support for the assigned organization.
    • Conducts extensive reviews and examines all incoming cases and subsequent pleadings to ensure compliance with the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedures.
    • Processes petitions for grant reviews for extraordinary relief, writ-appeal petitions and motions.
    • Perform a variety of operations as the Component Records Management Officer including serving as liaison between the Court and Suitland National Archives Center.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current/Former Federal Employees, Status Candidates, ICTAP, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A/Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses

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  • Job family (Series)

    0986 Legal Assistance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480209300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.