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    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Procedures on announcement number MSPB-MP-WRO-2018-0005. Current and former Federal employees may apply to both announcements to maximize opportunities for consideration since different referral criteria apply to each announcement type.

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    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The incumbent performs legal analysis of requests for information, and other similar legal support functions. The work requires discretion and independent judgment in the application of a specialized body of laws, regulations, agency policies and practices, and judicial or administrative proceedings: The duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Works with electronic documents, filing systems, and case management systems to identify appeal types and issues, create and maintain the appeal record, and to track case processing and outcomes.
    • Prepares cases for hearing, including writing synopses of issues and noting case file deficiencies, researching legal issues, assisting at teleconferences and hearings, and drafting orders.
    • Initiates inquiries regarding case processing and responds to appeal inquiries on behalf of the Administrative Judges (AJs) of the office.
    • Drafts initial decisions, involving dismissals because of lack of jurisdiction and/or untimely filing, settlements, and other similar appeals.
    • Performs legal research, analyzing legal decisions, questions, opinions, rulings, and other issues affecting appeals.
    • Performs research from reference sources including various titles of the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Personnel Manual, Westlaw, and Board and court decisions.
    • Responds to oral and written requests from other Board offices, Congressional offices, the public, appellants and their representatives, and agency representatives, concerning potential, pending and past appeals and general Board procedures.
    • Drafts Privacy Act responses and other general correspondence.
    • Coordinates hearing arrangements, by locating and reserving hearing rooms, court reporters, and video conferencing facilities, testing video conferencing systems, and prepares travel authorizations and vouchers.
    • Analyzes and evaluates initial appeals, determining timeliness and jurisdictional issues and hearing requirements.
    • Performs shared office administrative duties including, but not limited to: receiving incoming phone calls, office mail, faxes, and delivery, re-stocking office supplies, managing library or electronic reference materials, and printing from the office email in-box.
    • Proofread orders and initial decisions before issuance from substance and compliance with the rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, legal citations and the Board's legal style manual.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513609800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.