Legal Assistant (OA)


Vacancy ID: 1079526   Announcement Number: ENRD-14-017-DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 365141400

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 1079526
1. Title of Job

Legal Assistant (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

05
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07

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 LEGAL ASSISTANT (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, select the letter, which describes your experience as Legal Assistant (OA), GS-5

A. I have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of rules and procedures to perform a variety of legal support work. This experience must include preparing routine correspondence, checking spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper format and completing various administrative forms.
B. I have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior 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 Legal Assistant (OA), GS-6

A. I have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 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.
B. I do not have the experience described in A above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the letter, which describes your experience as Legal Assistant (OA), GS-7

A. I have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal government applying knowledge of comprehensive legal regulations, techniques, and procedures to perform a variety of legal assistance work. The experience must include conducting basic legal research such as verifying statutes and citations, developing tables of authorities, tables of contents and indices to briefs.
B. I do not have the experience described in A above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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

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

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

7. Ensure citations are consistent with source material.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Receive visitors and callers.

16. Develop tables of contents and indices to briefs.

17. Prepare meeting agenda for attorney meetings.

18. Compile regular reports from attorneys and other staff.