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Legal Assistant (Office Automation), GS 5 - 7 Duties : Support Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services. If selected, will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels. Providing assistance to attorneys in trial preparation, assembling exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents. Maintaining calendar of assigned active cases. Tracking filing, hearing, and trials dates, and scheduling conference and interviews. Arranging travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations. And producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : GS-5: To be eligible at the GS-5 level, must have: at least 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. or four years of education above the high school level. or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below. Specialized experience is defined as experience reviewing documents with legal implications for accuracy and completeness (e.g., court documents, real estate documents, contracts, insurance or benefits claims, mortgage or loan applications, tax forms, or other types of legal documents). typing and formatting correspondence and forms. maintaining file systems. and obtaining needed information from files or general reference sources.
Combining Education and Experience: Successfully completed post-high school education may be used to meet the total one year of specialized experience requirement equivalent to the GS-4 grade level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
GS-6: To be eligible at the GS-6 level, must have at least 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience reviewing legal documents such as complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels for completeness of information. retrieving and assembling information for hearing and/or trial use. researching a variety of legal sources to obtain and/or verify information. and using automated software to produce legal related reports, documents, correspondence and related materials.
GS-7: To be eligible at the GS-7 level, must have at least 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing assistance to attorneys by preparing complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents accurately and in proper format. verifying citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. assisting with discovery, hearing or trial preparation by performing duties such as compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists. and using automated software to produce legal related reports and documents, including developing tables of contents and indices to briefs.
To be qualified, 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.)
Education : All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. OR Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
Deadline : 04/25/2018.
Announcement number 18-CAE-10186216-MS. Apply online. No email.
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