This position is located in the Office of Solicitor General (OSG), Department of Justice. OSG is responsible for conducting and supervising all aspects of Government litigation in the Supreme Court of the United States. Specifically, the Office determines which Federal cases will be taken by the Solicitor General to the Supreme Court, and what position the Federal Government will assume in Supreme Court litigation, where it has an interest. The Solicitor General personally assigns the oral arguments of all Government cases in the U.S. Supreme Court either to himself, to a member of his staff, to other Department of Justice attorneys, or to attorneys of other Federal Government agencies. The Office also acts upon every case in which a decision is rendered in any court against the United States to determine whether an appeal will be undertaken, and also decides whether the United States should file a brief as amicus curiae in any appellate court.
The incumbent is the Supervisory Case Management Specialist for the Case Management Section and is primarily responsible for carrying out program administration/management related to the processing and filing of legal documents through the Office of the Solicitor General. The legal documents relate to all types of Government litigation in the Supreme Court of the United States.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.
Filling this position is subject to funding availability. KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
You must complete/have completed a 1-year probationary period. DUTIES:
In the name of the Solicitor General, accepts and makes service of, and files various legal documents in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Review all legal documents to ensure conformity with the appropriate rules and procedures for filing in a court of law.
Coordinates with OSG Assistants and Deputy Solicitor Generals to ensure timely and proper preparation and filing of documents in the Supreme Court.
Determines the classification of types of cases and establishes due dates for all actions taken to the Supreme Court.
Acts as a liaison with the Office of the Clerk of the Court, state and Federal agencies, and other DOJ components for all court-related matters.
Verifies docketing of cases set for oral argument, and ensures case attorneys are provided with all documents filed.
Coordinate the daily operation of an Automated Docketing System.
Prepares case status reports and statistical data to assist with providing performance workload information.
Manages a team of professionals providing support to attorney and management staff. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for the position of Supervisory Case Management Specialist, you must meet both the specialized experience for the specific grade level and the selective placement factor as defined below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE- GS-13
You have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service - performing the following: 1) supervises, leads and/or manages a team; 2) files and/or oversees the filing of legal briefs in federal court; 3) uses automated software applications to prepare, track, and distribute various legal case file documents; 4) resolves problems affecting the efficiency, effectiveness, or productivity of legal or administrative support services; and 5) prepares reports to assist attorneys in managing and organizing case files and monitoring court deadlines and litigation events.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE- GS-14
You have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service performing the following administrative duties: 1) supervises, leads, and manages a team and directs, coordinates, or oversees work flow; 2) files and/or oversees the filing of legal briefs in federal court and helps develop and/or deploy databases and workflow processes; 3) uses, and advises on the use, of automated software applications to prepare, track, and distribute various legal case file documents; 4) resolves complex problems affecting the efficiency, effectiveness, or productivity of legal or administrative support services for a large to mid-sized legal office; and 5) prepares oral and written reports to assist attorneys in managing and/or organizing case files and monitoring court deadlines and/or litigation events.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the experience statement defined above, your application must also include specific details regarding your experience filing briefs in compliance with court rules and deadlines for an appellate court. Failure to include specific details of your experience will result in an ineligible rating and you will receive no further consideration.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
You must complete or have completed a 1-year supervisory/managerial probationary period. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates evaluated for this position will undergo a two-step process. Step 1, includes a review of your resume and assessment questionnaire responses to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this job. Step 2, includes an evaluation of your application by a panel review.
Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications for this job, will advance to step 2, to have applications further reviewed by a panel. The panel will rate and rank your application under Category Rating procedures . The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified. A panel will determine which Best-Qualified candidates to contact for an interview.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three, 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 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) listed below. Please ensure that your resume and supporting documents (e.g., cover letter, narrative statement, performance appraisal, etc.) address the following competencies:
Case File Management
Communicate in Writing
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
Conditions of Employment:
1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, 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 Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. ( http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap .)
- 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 or other proof of eligibility. 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/index.aspx
- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.
- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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