The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Paralegal Specialist (Team Leader) in Washington, District of Columbia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Paralegal Specialist (Team Leader) – Washington, District of Columbia
Board of Veterans Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 281774Start Date: 06/26/2020End Date: 07/16/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/16/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Efficiently manage a variety of workflows and task; Setting goals and priorities; Responsible for handling long/short-term projects; Draft memoranda and other complex correspondence for attorneys and senior officials; review evidence and argument submitted by customers and their representatives to determine if further legal or administrative action is required; Assist in case preparation for litigation and analyzes facts and legal questions. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administrative LawCommunicationInterpersonal SkillsLeadershipLegal, Government and Jurisprudence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary with the requirement to move claims files ranging in weight from 5 to 20 pounds, and the occasional requirement to push a wheeled file cart with the capacity to hold an average of 20 claims files. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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