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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/ .<br /><br />This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 19-EDVA-10538981-MS.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Serves as the Supervisory Legal Assistant in the Norfolk Division for the Criminal Sections and as the personal assistant to the Managing Assistant United States Attorney. Performs a full range of duties including but not limited to: preparing a wide range of legal documents, composing correspondence, receiving visitors and callers, maintaining files, running reports, searching legal references, and exercising substantial initiative and independence of action, based on an in-depth knowledge of legal processes; acting as the primary point of contact for general criminal case information; ensuring all necessary pleadings are prepared and filed in a timely fashion, and maintained in an orderly system; and exercising administrative supervision over legal assistants and other support personnel assigned to the Norfolk Division.<br /><br />Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 10 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen or National.</li> <li>Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.</li> <li>You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.</li> <li>You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong> GS-9 </strong>: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 level.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience </strong>is defined as experience performing complex legal support work relating to the examination, preparation and processing of legal documents and materials; providing administrative supervision; giving advice, counsel or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters. <br /><br /><strong> GS-10 </strong>: To be eligible at the GS-10 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience </strong>is defined as experience preparing and reviewing complex legal documents and materials; knowledge of the operating and administrative functions of an office; supervising and assigning work in a legal and/or support staff environment; explaining work requirements, methods, procedures and policies to subordinates. <br /><br />To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)</strong> – The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)</strong> – The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ . <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.<br /><br />The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans' Preference </strong>- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .<br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation Statement:</strong> Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br /><strong>EEO Statement: </strong>The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: <strong>Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified</strong> . Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).<br /><br /><strong>You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):</strong> <br /> Decision Making, Leadership, Legal, Government and Jurisprudence, Oral Communication, and Self-Management<br /><br />The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> <strong>- Required: </strong>Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process). This is an electronic form, there is nothing to download.<br /><br /><strong>- Required:</strong> Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration <strong>you must include day/month/year</strong> ) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time) (cover letter optional).). Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><strong>-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBILITY documentation</strong> (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)<br /><br /><strong>- Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. </strong> See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.<br /><br /><strong>Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:</strong><br /> -In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the <strong>Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 </strong> (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.<br /> <strong>In addition,</strong> if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.


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