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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 802103
The following six questions will be used to determine your status with the Federal government and how we process your application. If you do not meet one of the following five Other Employment questions, leave the section blank. If you meet one of the statements you must support your answer with the appropriate documentation at the time of application. Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, current and former civil service employees must provide a copy of their last SF-50 that shows their type of appointment and career status. Answer all questions that apply.
Are you are currently a permanent (nontemporary) civilian competitive service employee in a Federal agency?
Are you a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service? (Generally, this means you have served three years on a permanent career-conditional appointment in the competitive service of the Federal government.)
Are you a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and you were separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service?
Are you eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under authorities for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteer from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc.?
Are you currently in or have you previously held a permanent Federal position at the same grade level, with the same or higher promotion potential as this vacancy?
I am a status candidate and I also want to be considered under the competitive process.
Enter the lowest grade level (11-11) you will accept.
You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)
The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:
The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.
1. From the description below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education to meet the Minimum Qualification requirements for the Paralegal Specialist, GS-950-11.A. I have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience may include: Analyzes and evaluates case files; notes and corrects case file deficiencies (e.g., missing documents, inconsistent material, leads not investigated) before sending the case on to the trial attorney; reviews and analyzes available precedents to cases under consideration for use in presenting case summaries to trial attorneys; gathers, sorts, classifies, and interprets data to discover patterns of possible questionable activity; interviews potential witnesses to gather information; takes depositions; testifies in court concerning relevant data; trains junior paralegals or other legal support staff.
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.
2. Create computerized databases to maintain routine functions of a case management system.
3. Perform legal research in support of attorney cases using various computerized databases (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, Summation, etc).
4. Perform legal research in support of attorney cases using various case management databases (e.g. Quattro Pro, Excel, Panadox, MS Access, etc).
5. Maintain computer database records and materials received for use in trials.
6. Write legal memoranda, research reports and correspondence in support of attorney cases.
7. Prepare written summarized testimony and depositions.
8. Prepare summaries of interviews for courtroom use.
9. Coordinate with personnel in preparation for trial.
10. Exchange various case information with other government agency officials during the course of an investigation where mutual interests are involved.
11. Interview witnesses to elicit sensitive information.
12. Maintain custody of subpoenaed documents.
13. Assemble exhibits used as evidence at a trial.