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Legal Administrative Specialist (litigation Support)

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted April 30, 2021.

SummaryFor more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys’ Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.This position is also being announced to All U.S.

Citizens and Nationals under 21-KYE-11072746-DE.This position is a Temporary Appointment Not-to-Exceed one year.

Appointment may, or may not, be extended up to one additional year.Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe USAO for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 49 attorneys and 42 support personnel.

The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft.

Mitchell and London, Kentucky.

Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky.

The United States Attorney’s Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing technical and analytical assistance to support the litigation needs of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Typical work assignments will include:Performing a variety of automated support necessary to prepare, organize, index, develop and manage exhibits, evidence and relevant data;Applying basic knowledge of Federal Criminal and Civil procedures;Performing a wide range of information system analysis, development and installations;Assisting and/or training attorneys and legal support staff in organizing voluminous discovery applications;Preparing and organizing exhibits for court proceedings which involves audio/video, transcripts, documents and visual materials, including charts, diagrams, photographs and models;Preparing computerized trial presentation programs;Providing automated support to present before a jury, grand jury or in other legal proceedings; andAssuring documents are organized for efficient automated storage and retrieval by preparing appropriate indices, defining data file search criteria and indexing/coding fields.Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required Occasional travel
– Occasional overnight travel to other domestic destinations for training and other purposes.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 9 Job family (Series) 0901 General Legal And Kindred Administration Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S.

Citizen or National Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

Qualifications GS-09: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following conditions, as defined below: Specialized Experience, Education OR a combination of Education and Experience.Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level.Specialized experience is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: performing a variety of automated support necessary in preparing, organizing, indexing, developing and managing exhibits, evidence and data relevant to cases presented for a jury, grand jury or other legal proceeding; providing technical assistance to litigation teams on legal automation requirements and systems capabilities to facilitate litigation decisions and trial preparation.OREducation: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Information Technology, Computer Science, Law, Criminal Justice): a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B.

or J.D.); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.ORCombination of Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.

In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 1 full year.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
– 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/.Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-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/.

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.

For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.govOREducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials.

More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.Additional informationPayment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A Benefits Package is not authorized for this position.

Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):Applies Technology to Tasks, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Database Management Systems, Problem Solving, and Technology ApplicationThe Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk High Risk (HR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsYou must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).-Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the “Qualifications” section of this vacancy announcement.-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, re