Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation


Vacancy ID: 766575   Announcement Number: PH-13-CLW-766575   USAJOBS Control Number: 328872600

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Enter Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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08

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Please select the Occupational Specialty Code that identifies how you would like to receive consideration for this position.  Candidates requesting consideration as a merit promotion, Schedule A, or non-competitive eligible candidate must include the required supporting documents with their application package.
001 Legal Assistant

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location, but no more than two, in which you are interested and will accept employment.  The location code for this position is:


040160021 Eloy, AZ
040530019 Tucson, AZ
060003071 Adelanto, CA
061980037 Los Angeles, CA
063260073 San Diego, CA
080600031 Denver, CO
090280003 Hartford, CT
122360095 Orlando, FL
152400003 Honolulu, HI
171670031 Chicago, IL
180380105 Bloomington, IN
221740003 Oakdale, LA
240050510 Baltimore, MD
270675053 Bloomington, MN
294120047 Kansas City, MO
340860039 Elizabeth, NJ
342130013 Newark, NJ
360410037 Batavia, NY
411650067 Portland, OR
471620157 Memphis, TN
482190141 El Paso, TX
483030061 Harlingen, TX
483280201 Houston, TX
485260163 Pearsall, TX
485440061 Port Isabel, TX
491700035 Salt Lake City, UT
510100013 Arlington, VA
RQ0930000 San Juan, PR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as a Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation, GS-05

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of rules and procedures to perform a variety of legal support work. This type of work includes 1) preparing and processing standard, routine legal correspondence; 2) providing information to visitors and telephone callers; 3) using word processing software and printing devices to produce a variety of standardized documents such as letters and reports; and 4) maintaining legal files.
B. I have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
C. A combination of specialized experience described in letter A above and post high school education described in letter B above in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) that totals at least one year. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
D. I do not possess the specialized experience or education in A or B or C above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as a Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation, GS-06

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of an extensive body of rules and procedures to perform interrelated and nonstandard legal support work. This type of work includes 1) processing motions, petitions and other legal documents; 2) responding to written, telephonic, electronic, and personal inquiries regarding legal proceedings and records; 3) assist in the preparation of legal case file materials; and 4) maintaining and analyzing statistical data.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as a Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation, GS-07

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of legal regulations, techniques, and procedures to perform a variety of legal assistance work. This type of work includes 1) scheduling hearings, meetings and engagements; 2) examining case files to determine sufficiency of documentation and to identify material that may be pertinent to issues or cases; 3) conducting research for case information through records, reference and historical material; 4) assisting in retiring files; and 5) generating, modifying, and interpreting computer-generated reports.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as a Legal Assistant (Court) Office Automation, GS-08

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of applying comprehensive legal regulations, techniques, and procedures to perform a variety of legal assistance work. This type of work includes 1) applying comprehensive legal regulations, techniques and procedures in conducting searches and composing documents; 2) running, analyzing and distributing automated reports; 3) responding to inquiries and complex requests for case-related information); 4) maintaining automated legal case management systems.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your typing and office automation skills. Select only one response. Please note, during the interview we may ask you to demonstrate your ability to type at least 40 words per minute with three or fewer errors in a five-minute sample.

A. I have experience using office automation systems, such as word processing software or personal computers AND I can type 40 words or more per minute.
B. I do not have the office automation experience AND typing speed as listed above.

6. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your eligibility for a Schedule A Hiring Authority.

A. I am eligible for a Schedule A Hiring Authority based on mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. (Note: Proof of Disability and Certification of Readiness must be provided to support your claim - refer to job announcement for more details).
B. I am not eligible for a Schedule A Hiring Authority based on mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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

7. Produce a variety of written documents using office automation.

8. Ensure documents are formatted and contain all legal requirements.

9. Process legal documents in accordance with procedures.

10. Draft and edit legal correspondence.

11. Examine and process charging documents.

12. Review incoming documents/files to determine the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents.

13. Assemble exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents.

14. Interview caller or visitor to determine appropriate course of action.

15. Communicate requested information to caller or visitor.

16. Respond to inquiries from judges, court administrators, attorneys, witnesses and the general public.

17. Relay inquires to judge or supervisor.

18. Schedule hearings, meetings, and engagements with aliens, attorneys, interpreters, etc.

19. Maintain the calendar of active cases.

20. Screen incoming mail.

21. Facilitate exchange of information between immediate office and external entities such as the Federal Record Center, attorneys, and other agencies.

22. Manage an automated case management system.

23. Input and retrieve data from an automated system.

24. Create and prepare reports from an automated system.

25. Use automated legal databases to research information.

26. Combine information in the form of tables, charts and graphs to produce text documents.