Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services) - #292330

Department Of Justice


Date: 06/11/2021 20:31 PM

City: Eloy, Arizona

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


  • Duties

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Summary


This position is located in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice. Incumbent provides a range of legal support functions to include review and processing of documents, maintenance of case files and coordination of proceedings for master calendar hearings.


This is a Competitive Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.


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Responsibilities


Duties include but are not limited to the following:



  • Organizing case files for Master Calendar Hearings.
  • Generating, assembling, and providing required case files to the Immigration Judge.
  • Providing assistance in processing inquiries, legal notices, and calendaring processes and procedures.
  • Processing legal correspondence and legal documents.
  • Processing motions, petitions, and other legal documentation.
  • Preparing reports and maintain/edit case-related data and information using an automated information system.

Travel Required


Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


12



  • Job family (Series)

0901 General Legal And Kindred Administration



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Requirements


Conditions of Employment



  • Complete the initial online assessment and USA Hire Assessment, if required
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Probationary period will apply.
  • May be required to file a Financial Disclosure.
  • Salary payments must be by direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications


NOTE: Applicants are limited to applying for only two locations.


In order to qualify for the Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:


FOR THE GS-9 LEVEL:


Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:



  • Assisting with processing court related actions during court proceedings by generating, pulling, organizing, assembling, and providing required case files;
  • Processing legal correspondence and legal documents; and
  • Providing assistance in processing inquiries, legal notices, calendaring processes and procedures.

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)



  • OR-

Education: Applicants must have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or LL.B. or J.D., that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.



  • OR-

Combination: Applicants must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described above that totals 100 percent when combined. To compute, first determine total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine total graduate education as a percentage of the graduate education required for the grade level; and then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Only graduate education in excess of one year, i.e., 18 semester hours, may be combined with experience under this provision.) NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.


FOR THE GS-11 Level:


Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:



  • Processing court related actions during court proceedings by generating, pulling, organizing, assembling, cross-referencing and providing required case files;
  • Analyzing and evaluating administrative legal cases for hearings;
  • Providing assistance in processing inquiries, legal notices, calendaring processes and procedures; and
  • Processing motions, petitions, and other legal documentation.

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)


OR


Education: Applicants must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.


OR


Combination: Applicants must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described above that totals 100 percent when combined. To compute, first determine total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine total graduate education as a percentage of the graduate education required for the grade level; and then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Only graduate education in excess of two years, i.e., 36 semester hours, may be combined with experience under this provision.) NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.


FOR THE GS-12 Level:


Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:



  • Analyzing documents to ensure all correspondence and notices are included in administrative legal case files for hearings;
  • Serving as a courtroom coordinator;
  • Processing motions, petitions, and other legal documentation;
  • preparing and sending legal correspondence and legal documents to the appropriate party; and
  • Coordinating processing court related actions during court proceedings by generating, pulling, organizing, assembling, cross-referencing and providing required case files.

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)


Note, if your qualifying experience is from federal employment, please provide your SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the federal service.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.


Education


ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date, 06/23/2021, of this announcement.


Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.


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