Legal Instrument Examiner (OA), GS-963-8/9


Vacancy ID: 829227   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-829227   USAJOBS Control Number: 336107300

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Legal Instrument Examiner (OA), GS-963-09
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


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

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 08.


08
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Legal Instruments Examiner (OA)
002 Legal Instruments Examiner (OA) - Non - competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


481730085 Dallas, TX

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. Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for Legal Instruments Examiner (OA), GS-0963-08.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in fact-finding, problem analysis, problem solving, writing, interpreting regulations and policies as they relate to import procedures and enforcement activities.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for Legal Instruments Examiner (OA), GS-0963-09.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in fact-finding, legal research and analysis, inspection, problem solving, writing, interpreting regulations and policies as they relate to import procedures and enforcement activities.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

3. Can you type at least 40 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five (5) minute sample?

A. Yes
B. No

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.

4. Process regulatory/legal actions in support of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.

5. Research pertinent data, laws, and regulations in processing compliance actions.

6. Recommend collection of samples based on Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act provisions.

7. Review inspection and analytical reports for evaluation and violations.

8. Process seizures of violative products.

9. Review files to assure completeness and accuracy of necessary documentation, proper statutory charges and applicability of existing policies in seizure and warning letter actions.

10. Draft warning letters to responsible firms for violations.

11. Identify appropriate statues, regulations, case law, and other materials relevant to the disposition of a case or legal issue.

12. Perform legal research in connection with legal and legislative functions, using various sources of legal references.

13. Validate that legal documents are in compliance with the appropriate regulations and policies.

14. Analyze aspects of case against applicable laws, regulations and procedures.

15. Analyze applications, registrations, and other legal documents to determine whether they meet established criteria and are in compliance with existing laws and regulations.

16. Process legal instruments/claims/documents.

17. Perform legal research of relevant statutes and precedents relating to pending litigation.

18. Conduct research for the purpose of tracing and establishing legislative bills and proposed legislation.

19. Prepare and review legal documents for action by appropriate personnel.

20. Draft legal memoranda on various questions researched.

21. Draft correspondence and proposed letters for submission to higher headquarters review and concurrence.

22. Prepare reports, exhibits, memoranda and statistical analyses to be used in litigating cases.

23. Prepare written replies to correspondence.

24. Interview potential witnesses, summarizing their prospective testimony and suggesting questions for examination.

25. Prepare government and expert witnesses for court appearances.

26. Answer verbal requests for information concerning legal transactions under review.

27. Contact claimants and claimant's attorneys with information relevant to their case.
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