Opening Date: March 23, 2020
Closing Date: April 3, 2020 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Rita Smith at (202) 323-7244 or [email protected]
Position: Paralegal Specialist, GS 0950 - 11/12
Division: Director's Office
Unit: Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)
Location: Washington DC/Headquarters offsite
Working Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Salary: GS 11 $72,030.00 - $93,638.00
GS 12 $86,335.00 - $112,240.00
Full Performance Level: GS-12
Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
Must be a current, permanent FBI employee.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies
.Specialized Experience (SE):
GS -11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS - 9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
GS - 12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS -11 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
In addition to the above SE is :
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:
GS-11: Applicant must have a PhD OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1: Click the “Start” button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don’t already have an account.
Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
How to Attach Documents
To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment".
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the “Attachment Purpose” field. Click "Continue".
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Log in to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions".
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
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a. Per cent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”
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During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at [email protected], telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.