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We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.
1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-09, Paralegal Specialist work.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience conducting legal research, interviews, investigations and analysis sufficient to perform recurring case development and documentation assignments which are typically covered by established precedents.
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. Verify citations and legal references on prepared legal documents under the guidance of the attorney to whom assigned.
3. Investigate cases or other legal issues to become thoroughly familiar with the details involved.
4. Review relevant articles in trade magazines, law reviews, published studies, financial reports, etc.
5. Analyze testimony and depositions on assigned subject matter and prepare summaries of testimony.
6. Analyze assigned documents for supportive evidence, reformatting and redacting documents as needed.
7. Apply knowledge of pre-trial and trial preparation procedures as needed.
8. Handle correspondence between client agencies, attorneys and opposing counsel as needed.
9. Prepare draft reports and memoranda for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs, and other legal documents.
10. Draft pleadings, motions, briefs and other papers in cases being handled by the office.
11. Prepare interview reports for review by the attorney to whom assigned.
12. Draft, write and edit non-legal memoranda and research reports.
13. Advise attorneys on the progress made in securing supportive case data.
14. Conduct interview of potential witnesses and others as a source of information to support the office's litigated activities.
15. Maintain contacts on continuing bases with people outside the organization, such as officers of the courts and witnesses.
16. Use knowledge of computer information systems to administer an automated case management system, including data input and maintenance, data retrieval, and system enhancements.
17. Organize large document collections in databases and on spreadsheets.
18. Perform basic factual research using a variety of web-based sources.
19. Identify rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information.
20. Participate in pre-trial witness conferences in order to note additional matters to investigate prior to trial.
21. Analyze information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusion.