Special Assistant United States Attorney


Vacancy ID: 820940   Announcement Number: 2013-18-820940-PC   USAJOBS Control Number: 335219600

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The Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) is 820940.
1. Title of Job

Attorney
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


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Are you a citizen of the United States?
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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Attorney

21. Geographic Availability


171670031 Chicago, IL

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Are you a graduate from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree?

A. Yes, I graduated from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree.
B. No, I am not a graduate from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Are you an active member in good standing of the State Bar?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you have current experience in litigation of Postal Service matters?

A. Yes
B. No

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

4. From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the desirable qualification for this position

A. I have previous criminal experience. (YOUR RESUME MUST REFLECT WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW YOU GAINED THIS EXPERIENCE)
B. I do not have the desirable qualification listed above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the desirable qualification for this position

A. Yes, I possess strong academic credentials from an ABA accredited law school. (YOUR RESUME MUST REFLECT WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW YOU GAINED THIS EXPERIENCE)
B. I do not have the desirable qualification listed above.

Experience in postal litigation

Your resume MUST reflect that you have experience, knowledge, and/or skills in each of the following Evaluation Factors.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall rating may be negatively impacted. 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 how to perform this 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; or I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task.

6. Defend the agency's position to an audience that includes individuals who oppose that position

7. Interpret and apply laws, executive orders, directives, and guidance on criminal litigation issues

8. Conduct research in connection with cases to analyze factual and legal issues to determine what facts are needed and what legal sources are applicable

9. Prosecute or have been involved in litigation involving Postal employees that have engaged in theft of mail, embezzlement of funds, or public corruption

10. Engage in grand jury investigations and appear on behalf of the United States in Federal Court for various hearings and trials

Skill in writing legal opinions and policy analyses and recommending appropriate action

11. Prepare documents that set forth a significant issue in order to recommend a course of action to senior agency officials

12. Prepare documents that analyze and respond to a dispute about a legal issue of significant importance in which parties have raised differing legal theories to support their position

13. Interpret and analyze legal matters for which there is no existing precedent or existing precedent is not clearly analogous

14. Interpret and analyze legal matters that involve numerous factual and legal disputes among different parties that have arisen with multiple dockets over a long period of time

Ability to communicate effectively to represent the OIG in legal proceedings and maintain excellent client relationships

15. Brief clients and senior agency officials on legal and policy issues

16. Participate in meetings and conferences with agency and government officials to discuss matters pending decision or resolution

17. Prepare Congressional testimony or responses to Congressional Inquiries that present the Postal Service's position on sensitive or controversial issues

18. Write motions and legal papers, responses, search warrants, complaints and charging instruments

19. Work closely with agency attorney's, U. S. Attorney's Offices, Department of Justice, and other organizations to keep abreast of legal developments and best practices, and to effectively represent the agencies interests

Experience

20. From the descriptions below, select the one answer that best describes your years of professional experience in Postal litigation.

A. 1 Year
B. 2 Years
C. 3 Years
D. 4 Years
E. 5+ Years

21. From the descriptions below, select the one answer that best describes your years of professional legal experience.

A. 2 Years
B. 3 Years
C. 4 Years
D. 5 Years
E. 6+ Years


CERTIFICATION OF ACCURACY

22. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you. Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.