Vacancy Summary

Qualifications



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


Skill in written communications to prepare or process a wide range of legal documents, reports, or required case file information.

Skill in the use of automated documented legal systems such as Prolaw, FOIA Express, etc.

Knowledge of the litigation process related to the legal areas handled by the office and ability to prepare exhibits and other responsive documents in support of the litigating attorney.

Ability to support legal staff by analyzing legal issues and conduct research.

Knowledge of a federal agency ethics program and its requirements and processes.

Skill in oral communications required to collect and provide legal information and provide guidance in assigned cases.


MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:


Grade 09:


Qualifying experience for the GS-9 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as the Paralegal Specialist. Specialized experience includes work to prepare letters and draft affidavits/declarations documents and reports, utilize a variety of automated legal research tools and public information databases to perform legal research.


If you would like to use your education to qualify for this position, you must submit a transcript with your application.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B. or J.D. degree.


COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.


Grade 11:


Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-9 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as the Paralegal Specialist. Specialized experience includes work as a litigation paralegal in a law firm or government agency preparing the full range of legal documents, reports, and required case file information, and maintaining the litigation case management system; research statutes, regulations, decisions, opinions and other legal authorities on points of law in a case.


If you would like to use your education to qualify for this position, you must submit a transcript with your application.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.M.


COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.



Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Paralegal Specialist, GS-0950-09/11


Announcement Number:
OGC-18-073-DEU-VW
Application Deadline:
10/15/2018
Washington, DC
Open Date:
09/28/2018
Salary Range:
56233.0
88450.0
Location Notes:
Washington, DC
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
11
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!! Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency's (CSOSA) has an opening for a Paralegal Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to support the fair administration of justice.

Notes:

  • LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC.

    AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: If you would like to learn more about Court Services and Offender Supervision, we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.

Duties:

  • The incumbent is the Paralegal Specialist and performs case management duties encompassing diverse and complex technical issues or problems. Responsibilities include locating and managing disclosure of sensitive information, carrying out case development and documentation activities as a case progresses through the administrative appellate system, and developing and overseeing the maintenance of a record-keeping system to track the progress of all legal matters.
  • Incumbent provides support for the Ethics Program and the Designated Agency Ethics Official, including maintaining the tracking system and conducting initial reviews for completeness. Incumbent also independently reviews legal documents and ensures the documents reach the assigned attorney and are captured in the legal matters database.
  • Assists in all matters of document review, preparation, and processing in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), as well as other federal adjudicative entities.

    Provides technical assistance to legal staff in using automated case management systems.

    Performs legal research of relevant statutes and precedents related to pending litigation.

    Maintains and/or administers the litigation case management system, which is used to document and track cases.

    Prepares, analyzes, and processes legal documents, such as briefs and advisory opinions.


Contact Information:

Vanessa Willis
(202) 220-5443
vanessa.willis@csosa.gov

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