Supervisory Legal Assistant (OA)


Vacancy ID: 849178   Announcement Number: LAG-PLA-849178-BB-037   USAJOBS Control Number: 338598800

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

849178


1. Title of Job

Supervisory Legal Assistant (OA)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Supervisory Legal Assistant

21. Geographic Availability

061980037 Los Angeles, CA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment. I work within the local commuting area of the announced duty location and am assigned there on a permanent basis.
B. I do not meet the area of consideration as outlined in the vacancy announcement and in "A" above.

If you answered "A", you must provide your location (city and state) where you work.

2. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 grade level, gathering and preparing information for Immigration court proceedings; collect information from numerous sources including database records; review and analyze case materials and locate, collect, and compile related information from files or cases cited; track and manage immigration court dockets, prepare motions and appeals; assist Attorneys in preparing correspondence and basic motions.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

If you chose response B, or C in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that supports your response. Your resume reference must clearly demonstrate your possession of the experience you are claiming. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable".

4. Applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minutes sample, with three or fewer errors. Do you meet this proficiency requirement?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.
Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the task statements below in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including your resume, clearly demonstrates how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

5. Plan and adjust work priorities and schedule assignments.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

6. Assign work based on priorities, capacity of available staff, and complexity of work.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

7. Manage performance through evaluation of work.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


8. Advise, counsel and train employees on technical work and related administrative matters

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

9. Evaluate work results or business processes to identify potential areas of improvement for quality enhancement.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


10. Obtain Rap sheet request for Attorneys.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


11. Review, modify and approve timecards.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


12. Approve leave, overtime, or compensatory time.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


13. Analyze documents for supportive evidence.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


14. Coordinate information including tracking and assigning dockets, as well as obtain information needed by the counsel.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


15. Prepare documents for court proceedingsand respond to discovery orders.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

16. Input data into a variety of databases to ensure complete case information is available to all users.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

17. Review work performed by assigned team of legal assistants and clerical support for completeness and technical accuracy.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


18. Research databases for information on case precedents status of aliens, criminal records and background checks, location of A files, cases on detained and non-detained dockets, status of appeals and motions, and availability of immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-09 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures.  Details and temporary promotions do not count.  Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible.  If you are referred non-competitively based on your response and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

19. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-09 or higher?

A. YES
B. NO

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Examples: (1) Legal Assistant, GS-0986-8 with promotion potential to GS-9 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005. (2) Management Analyst, GS-0343-7 with promotion potential to GS-12 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

20. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass", "satisfactory", or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.