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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 GS-09: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Which of the following best describes your experience gathering and analyzing information and evidence required for case preparation for litigation or dispute resolution? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervisor from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
3 Which of the following kinds of legal research have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Researching legislative history.
  • Identifying appropriate statutes, regulations, case law, and other materials that are relevant to the disposition of a particular case or legal issue.
  • Researching judicial decisions on a particular law.
  • Researching a specific case or matter as designated by an attorney.
  • Non of the above.
4 What types of legal research have you conducted? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Statute (includes legislative history)
  • Case law (includes judicial decisions)
  • Regulation/administrative rules (federal and state, includes agency decisions)
  • Constitution (could include any of the above)
  • Federal Rules
  • None of the above.
5 In what work environments did you gain your legal experience/proficiency? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Small firm or solo practice
  • Mid-sized firm
  • Large firm (branch offices/affiliates across country)
  • Government
  • Non-law firm employer legal department
  • Bank/insurance
  • Second Hand (academic or CLE)
  • Volunteer (pro bono work)
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing documents presented during the course of an audit or other types of inquiries/disputes? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
7 Which of the following experiences have you had? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Interviewing clients in order to develop facts of a case or factual summaries.
  • Interviewing witnesses in order to verify facts.
  • Preparing witnesses for deposition and/or trial (role play; instruction on demeanor).
  • Representing or accompanying clients in conferences and/or fact-finding meetings before administrative tribunals or non-judicial proceedings.
  • Serving as legal intermediary between outside law firms or government agency legal departments and my own firm or agency.
  • Conducting or participating in ADR in the role of mediator or facilitator.
  • Assisting attorneys in trial (e.g., sitting "second" or "third" chair at the table)
  • None of the above.
8 In the course of your experience, which of the following applications have you prepared written explanation regarding? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Executive orders
  • Agency rules
  • Statutes and regulations
  • Business operations and economic principles.
  • Accounting principles.
  • Court decisions (drafts agreed orders)
  • Factual case summaries (prepared summary of case facts; prepared summary of witness testimony; prepared summary of client interview(s)
  • Legal case summaries (summary of facts and discussion of applicable law to a specific case with specific facts, with regard to its strengths, weaknesses, and priority of legal arguments in support of a litigation position).
  • Legal: prepared memorandum of law.
  • Legal brief, appellate brief, or memorandum of law in support of motion, opposition, or (other attached filing)
  • Trial notebook preparation.
  • None of the above.
9 From the list below, identify the types of legal or related documents you have drafted: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Summaries of the law, regulations, judicial decisions, and other facts relevant to a particular topic, legal issue or pending matter.
  • Informative explanatory material prepared for agency management officials on the application of the law to agency regulations, processes, ad policies.
  • Pleadings, motions, or memoranda.
  • Memos or other guidance documents explaining a particular legal issue to employees.
  • Audit reports and program review documents.
  • Legal instruments related to ethics requirements, such as waivers, authorizations, refusal/disqualification statement, blind or diversified trusts, or divestiture materials.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience with the basic principles and methodology used in legal research? Your resume must support your answer. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience locating non-legal reference materials.
  • Experience locating requested legal reference material and requested cities and statutes.
  • Experience researching statutes, regulations, precedents and established practices sufficient to identify basic legal issues and develop summaries and digests of legal references and analyzes of precedents in well-defined and settled points of law through research of reference sources. Demonstrated experience preparing trail exhibits and examine pre-trial cases to determine if any documents are missing.
  • Experience researching statues and regulations to prepare summaries and digests of legal references and analyzes of precedents in well-defined and settled points of law through research of reference sources. Demonstrated experience preparing trail exhibits or examining pre-trail cases to determine if any documents are missing.
  • I have some experience or education but not at the levels describe above.
  • Experience does not meet any of the above descriptions.
11 I regularly compose written material where the audience is: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Grievants
  • General public
  • Government attorneys
  • Private practice attorneys
  • Special interest groups
  • Internal managers/employees
  • Congressional members and/or their staff members
  • External agencies or private companies
  • None of the above.

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