PARALEGAL SPECIALIST (OA)


Vacancy ID: 1065925   Announcement Number: ENRD-14-020-DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 364007100

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 1065925
1. Title of Job

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST (OA)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

001 (OA)

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:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please select the one response that best describes how your experience and/or education meets the requirement for the Paralegal Specialist, GS-9

A. I have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of rules and procedures to perform a variety of legal support work. This experience must include conducting legal research of defined scope and complexity, both manual and automated legal database for information cases, regulations statues and administrative materials. Drafting standardized papers and reports preparing routine correspondence, checking spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper format and completing various administrative forms.
B. I have successfully completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR; LL.B or J.D., or equivalent doctoral degree. This education was obtained in an accredited college or university.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience described in letter A above and post high school education described in letter B above.
D. I do not possess the specialized experience or education in A or B or C above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as Paralegal Specialist GS-11

A. I have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of an extensive body of rules and procedures to perform interrelated and nonstandard legal support work. This experience must include preparing and organizing trial exhibits and legal documents in preparation for trials and other projects. Drafting standardized papers and reports that include explanations of legal issues and required fact-finding, assembling, analyzing and development of a conclusion.
B. I have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M. This education was obtained in an accredited college or university.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience described in letter A above and post high school education described in letter B above.
D. I do not possess the specialized experience or education in A or B or C above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experience you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education or training.

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 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 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.

3. Use automated legal research systems to search legal references files.

4. Maintain automated document control system to index, number and code individual documents for reference, retrieval and report capabilities.

5. Research and verify statues and citations for legal cases.

6. Ensure citations are consistent with source material.

7. Retrieve and assemble legal documents in preparation of cases for trial or other project.

8. Examine case files to identify material that may be pertinent to issues or cases.

9. Respond to requests for information regarding pending and closed cases.

10. Respond to requests for information regarding functions and general procedures of the office.

11. Interview caller or visitor to determine entitlement to requested information.

12. Communicate or provide requested information to callers and/or visitors.

13. Relay inquiries from courts, agencies, the public, fact and expert witnesses to appropriate person for action.

14. Receive visitors and callers.

15. Develop tables of contents and indices to briefs.

16. Prepare meeting agenda for attorney meetings.

17. Compile regular reports from attorneys and other staff.