The incumbent supports the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) in the Atlanta regional office of the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). The purpose of the position is to perform legal assistance duties related to the processing of cases and assist in a variety of legal support tasks, including independently researching and preparing a case outline for use at hearings and for post-hearing decisions, organizing court materials, and maintaining the law library.
The duty location is 100 Alabama Street, SW, Building 1924, Room 2R90, Atlanta, GA 30303-3104.
Who may apply:
- All U.S. Citizens
- Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
- Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
- Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service
- Individuals with disabilities- For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
- Any other individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Only experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered
Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
Draft routine orders and types and finalizes decisions and other legal documents;
Serve as a liaison for the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)with the parties and the public;
Track time sensitive events by use of a calendar and the case management system;
Assure that appropriate data is entered into the computer information/case management and tracking system;
Receive and distribute incoming correspondence;
Independently prepare correspondence for ALJ's signature;
Prepare travel vouchers in accordance with the Review Commission policies and procedures;
Maintain library files, official case files and other office files;
Compose, type and sign letters confirming court space arrangements;
Receive telephone calls and greet visitors;
Serve as primary or alternate time keeper for the regional office.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements as contained in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Operating Manual. These are available on line at www.opm.gov .
GS- 7 : Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service, performing duties such as assisting attorneys and legal assistants or others by reviewing and researching legal publications, legislation, directives, reference files and historical materials; performing technical, clerical and administrative duties in order to manage court cases; and using automated software to prepare complex legal documents containing tables or graphs.
GS- 8 : Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, performing duties such as interpreting, applying and explaining complex legal provisions, regulations or procedural requirements to a wide range of individuals with varying abilities of comprehension and knowledge of legal documents or legal and judicial processes; experience with docket control and computer case-tracking.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements.
2. Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
3. Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
4. Selectee must participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
5. Selectee must undergo a preliminary security background check.
6. Applications will not be accepted in postage paid Government envelopes.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your résumé and supporting documents will be reviewed and compared with your assessment questionnaire responses to determine whether you are qualified for this position. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you may lose consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Highly Qualified or Well Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
For Competitive Merit Promotion Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
1. Skill in conducting legal research of records, reference, or historical materials and make comparisons with complex or broadly written criteria.
2. Ability to examine, review and prepare legal documents.
3. Skill in the use of automated hardware/software to produce legal documents.
4. Skill in oral communication.
5. Skill in written communication.
Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of service or other proof of eligibility. To insure consideration, be sure to provide DD-214s to document all active duty time periods. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/ .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): If you are claiming ICTAP/CTAP eligibility, applicants must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Department of Defense or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337 (h) or 8456.
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