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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-9A. 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.
2. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as Paralegal Specialist GS-11A. 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.
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.
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.