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Paralegal Specialist, GS 07 - 09 Duties : Shares responsibility within the Office of the Clerk for the full range of legal support work and additional ongoing higher-level duties including researching and preparing responses to general case-related correspondence, and providing back-up to other office positions in managing office duties. The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The incumbent performs legal analysis of requests for information, and other similar legal support functions. The work requires discretion and independent judgment in the application of a specialized body of laws, regulations, agency policies and practices, and judicial or administrative proceedings. Prepares written responses to customers regarding individual cases pending with firm's, or regarding other issues of firm's adjudicatory policy or business. Reviews petitions for review for completeness, timeliness, and conformance with regulatory and procedural requirements. Prepares and processes legal documents and files in certifying Board decision authenticity; may provide support for Board decision process, such as conducting legal cite checks or identifying open action items; and notifies the parties to the case of the Board decision. Reviews and processes requests for firm's records from the EEOC for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of both the firm's and the EEOC. Reviews and processes docketing notices from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or other Federal courts on litigation cases. Responds to oral and written requests from other Board offices, the public, appellants and their representatives, and agency representatives, concerning potential, pending and past appeals and general Board procedures. Reviews original jurisdiction matters brought to the Board such as Hatch Act violation complaints filed by the Special Counsel. May be called upon to act as a back-up to other employees in the performance of office administrative duties including management of office duty assignments, personnel, procurement, supplies, time and attendance, and workload reports; prepares related documents for approval of office authorities; and, follows up with firm's support offices to ensure the effectiveness of the actions.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions (current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service), specialized experience as defined below, etc.
GS-7: 1 full year of graduate level education leading to a degree in a closely related field such as Paralegal Studies or Legal Studies.
GS-9: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a closely related field such as Paralegal Studies or Legal Studies.
Specialized Experience At the GS-7/9 : 1+ year of specialized experience performing the range of duties as described above that has equipped you with comprehensive knowledge of the field of federal employment law and related areas of law that impact the rights, status, and obligations of federal employees equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in Federal service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: Practical knowledge of a body of laws and related rules, regulations, and precedents involved in Federal employee appeals and litigation relating to Federal employment.
Deadline : 03/15/2018.
Announcement number MSPB-MP-COB-2018-0017 Send Resume; College Transcripts.
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