Copy Clerk (Office Automation Assistant)
Legislative Branch - Washington, DC

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Come join the United States Tax Court!

Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE button when applying for this announcement. Your application material should be sent to the e-mail or fax number listed in the “How to Apply” section.
This position is located in the Office of the Clerk of the Court, Case Services Division, Records and Reproduction Section.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen; and

Have a Valid driver’s license; and

1 year of experience using office automation/desktop publish software; and

Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

DUTIES:
The incumbent holding this position will be part of the section responsible for maintaining approximately 100,000 case files in the Court's inventory, copying documents for the public, performing daily mail distributions to all chambers and other Court offices, and all mass-reproductions services for the Court. At times this position requires standing for long periods and lifting, pushing and pulling a variety of items.

Special Rating Factors: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required by the Position)

1. Ability to perform bulk copy jobs including pamphlets, brochures, oversized posters, and notebooks.

2. Knowledge of office automation software packages similar to Adobe Creative Suite.

3. Skill in operating a personal computer, printer, mail metering machine, and a variety of other office automation equipment.

4. Demonstrated skill in reviewing documents for proper grammar, spelling, syllabification, and punctuation.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Qualifications Requirement: Candidates must have at least 52 weeks of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, as well as meet the screen out factors.

Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to performing docket work for a court.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• Screen Out Factors: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; and have one year of experience using office automation software -- including desktop publishing software, such as Adobe Creative Suite; and must have a valid driver’s license; and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. These factors are a prerequisite for employment consideration. In addition, an applicant’s qualifications as reflected in the application package will be evaluated as part of the screen-out process.

This position is administrative in nature and a law degree is not required.

A preliminary suitability determination and security background check will be conducted for all new hires.

Employees may be required to complete a 52-week probationary period.

Any male applicant born after December 31, 1959, and subsequently selected for this position must certify prior to appointment that he is registered for the military selective service. Not having registered with the selective service may disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for any selected applicant, and any travel expenses incurred for an interview will not be reimbursed by the Tax Court.

The U.S. Tax Court will provide a reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

You must undergo a suitability determination and security background check.

Application of Preference Eligibles: Preference eligibles will be placed above non-preference eligibles within each rating category. Preference eligibles who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher.

Special Appointment Authority Information: In accordance with the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may also apply. You must provide documentation of veterans' preference or military service (e.g., SF-15, DD-214), if applicable.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Basis of Rating: This position contains screen out factors (SOF) that are part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SOF, you are ineligible for further consideration. If you meet the SOF, your rating will be based on an evaluation of your experience as it relates to the special rating factors.

Applicants will be rated using a Category Rating system. If you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for this position, you will be rated on your possession of the competencies listed above. Based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training in relation to these competencies, you will be placed into one of the following categories:

Best Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements and has successful experience in the same or similar job and has demonstrated superior proficiency in the special rating factors for this position.

Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements.

BENEFITS:
You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB .

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA

OTHER INFORMATION:
The United States Tax Court is an equal opportunity employer.

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