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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Has Openings For Legal Assistant

Posted on: 18 Sep 2020 132 views
: Legal Assistant
: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
: https://www.va.gov/
: Washington, DC, United States

Open & closing dates:                                                09/14/2020 to 10/02/2020

Salary:                                                                          $43,798 to $63,267 per year

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform work other than the lifting of government files that can be bulky and heavy
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/02/2020.
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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

GS-06 Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: reviewing legal documents, maintaining a tickler system, using various electronic systems and databases, entering confidential information into a database, researching a wide variety of facts and laws, closes cases, coordinates remands. Prepares correspondence to obtain consent to disclose personal information all while working under supervisory controls and supervision of work.

GS-07 Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-06GS-06) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: working independently, reviewing legal documents under little or no supervision, maintaining a tickler system, using various electronic systems and databases with less supervisory control, entering confidential information into a database, researching a wide variety of facts and laws, closes cases, coordinates remands. Prepares correspondence to obtain consent to disclose personal information. The legal assistant independently conducts research, selects evidence from documents and prepares drafts of pleadings or memoranda. The employee carries out assignments and resolves problems and deviations in line with previous training and VA/OGC policies, precedents, directives and practices.
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