Attorney


Vacancy ID: 679412   Announcement Number: USTR-12-16-KJ-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 318659100

Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number


Title of Job

Attorney
Biographic Data

E-Mail Address


Employment Availability

Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
Lowest Grade


13
14
15

Veteran Preference Claim

Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

Availability Date


Occupational Specialties


001 Attorney

Geographic Availability


110010001 Washington DC, DC

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This section includes items related to the Special Hiring Authority for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your eligibility.

1. If you are eligible to be non-competitively considered for this vacancy under a special hiring authority, please select which special hiring authority for which you are eligible from the list below. You can only make one selection.

A. Veterans eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)
B. Veterans' Recruitment Appointments (VRA)
C. 30% Disabled Veterans
D. Volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista
E. Schedule A Appointment
F. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
G. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
H. Another special hiring authority not listed above. If so, please specify the special appointment authority in the additional information section of your resume.
I. None of the above

This section includes items related to the minimum qualifications for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your experience and demonstrates your ability to perform as an Attorney. You may only select one response for each item. If you feel that your experience exceeds all of the descriptions, choose the description that is the closest to the level of experience that you possess.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the minimum qualifications for this position for the GS-13 level.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to or exceeding in levels of independence, responsibility, scale and variety of assignments to at least the GS-12 level or comparable pay band in the federal government or equivalent experience in the private sector performing work that provided: 1) Demonstrated ability to read and analyze business and legal documents in Chinese 2) Demonstrated knowledge and experience in litigation and international trade law 3) Demonstrated experience related to negotiating and in developing strategies and tactics for negotiations 4) Legal education and training in the field of international trade law 5) Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
B. I do not have all of the specialized experience as described above.

3. Select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the minimum qualifications for this position for the GS-14 level.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to or exceeding in levels of independence, responsibility, scale and variety of assignments to at least the GS-13 level or comparable pay band in the federal government or equivalent experience in the private sector performing work that provided: 1) Masterly level ability to read and analyze business and legal documents in Chinese 2) Mastery level knowledge and experience in litigation and international trade law 3) Significant demonstrated experience related to negotiating and in developing strategies and tactics for negotiations 4) Legal education and training in the field of international trade law 5) Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
B. I do not have all of the specialized experience as described above.

4. Select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the minimum qualifications for this position for the GS-15 level.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to or exceeding in levels of independence, responsibility, scale and variety of assignments to at least the GS-14 level or comparable pay band in the federal government or equivalent experience in the private sector performing work that provided: 1) Expert level ability to read and analyze business and legal documents in Chinese 2) Expert level knowledge and experience in litigation and international trade law 3) Substantial demonstrated experience related to negotiating and in developing strategies and tactics for negotiations 4) Legal education and training in the field of international trade law 5) Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
B. I do not have all of the specialized experience as described above.

5. Have you successfully completed a full course of study in a School of Law, (i.e., JD, LLB) accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico? If not, will you have completed this education within (9) months of the closing date of this announcement?

A. Yes.
B. No.

This section includes items related to the specialized experience for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your experience and demonstrates your ability to perform as an Attorney. You may only select one response for each item.

6. Do you have knowledge and experience in litigation and international trade law?

A. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B. I have performed this task a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

7. Do you have the ability to read and analyze business and legal documents in Chinese?

A. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B. I have performed this task a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

8. Do you have experience developing strategies and tactics for trade negotiations?

A. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B. I have performed this task a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

9. Ability to communicate effectively in writing?

A. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B. I have performed this task a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

10. Ability to communicate effectively orally?

A. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B. I have performed this task a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

11. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.