Pacific Air Forces SUPERVISORY PARALEGAL SPECIALIST in Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Senior Law Office Paralegal, in a specialized, multifunction role, performing various legal, office management, administrative and clerical duties in support of the Staff Judge Advocate, staff attorneys, and paralegals assigned to the organization in the fulfillment of the office functions as legal advisors 673 Air Base Wing and the 3rd Wing Commander.

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Responsibilities
  • Serves as a paralegal specialist providing researches legal authority and factual circumstances to prepare correspondence, legal memoranda and other legal documents. Assist with potential litigation support. Reviews, research and prepares written legal opinions for Line of Duty Determinations, Reports of Survey, off-duty employment requests, requests for reimbursement of real estate costs, requests to conduct fundraising events and commercial sponsorship. Reviews contract and utility files to assess legal sufficiency. Reviews environmental assessments, base line surveys and other environmental files for legal sufficiency. Reviews labor law case files and prepares legal sufficiency recommendations and pleadings for filing with administrative agencies. Independently researches, analyzes, evaluates and summarizes substantive information on cases, legal documents, statutes, regulations, other legal sources, and specific legal subjects for precedential or analogous and /or argument.
  • Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization objectives. Serves as Division technical advisor in all areas pertaining to the Civil Law Division. Duties encompass a wide range of tasks to include personnel management, conflict resolution, identifying training needs, accomplishing training, manpower utilization and budget management. Establishes policies and procedures for accomplishment of civil law support.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements. Develops,modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses and mentors for career progression.
  • Manages administrative work in support of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA). Serves as Office Manager for the SJA. Develops, establishes, updates, and maintains office procedures and records/files of various types to ensure effective and efficient operation of the office. Serves as an administrative liaison between the SJA and the staff.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

11

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0950 Paralegal Specialist

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • PCS expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments.
  • Requires periodic training through USAF Judge Advocate General?s Corp CAPSIL e-Learning.
  • Must satisfactorily complete training to become a Notary Public and meet bonding or other requirements inherent in the appointment of a Notary Public.
  • This position is supervisory.
Qualifications

GS-0950-11: One year of specialized experience which includes performing various legal, office management, administrative and clerical duties in support of the Staff Judge Advocate, staff attorneys, and paralegals assigned to the agency in the fulfillment of the office functions as legal advisors; supervising, planning, organizing, directing, and exercising control over the activities of a Civil Law Division; supervising the activities of military and civilian paralegals; and providing paralegal assistance in the areas of administrative law, contract law, environmental law, labor law, ethics, and legal assistance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-09 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service. OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. OR LL.M., if related. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of federal and state law, military administrative law, legal procedures and the Government Standards of Conduct.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to advise commanders and supervisors of appropriate legal actions. Ability to prepare correspondence in proper format with supporting authority and documentation and to prepare legal opinions with attorney guidance. Ability to prepare and brief presentations.
  3. Ability to speak and deal with a wide variety of people. To work effectively and independently as a member of the team.
  4. Skill to analyze, research and draw meaningful conclusions. Ability to interpret and apply regulatory and procedural requirements to process unusually difficult and complicated transactions; ability to utilize a military legal library and computer resources to perform appropriate research.
  5. Able to learn and proficiently use a variety of online databases that support the duties of the position, including but not limited to Word, Excel, FLITE, Westlaw and WebLIONS. Ability to maintain and manage filing and suspense systems.
  6. Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems on computer terminals and to determine the best method to correct the issue. Ability to administer use of the local area network and resolve local area network connectivity problems.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:You MUSTprovide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will notbe considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • A complete Application Questionnaire
  1. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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Security clearance

Secret

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  3. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  5. If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/23/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10208925

To begin the process, click the Apply Onlinebutton to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Applicationbutton at the end of the process.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10208925

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Human Resources WILL NOTmodify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
Phone

1-800-525-0102

Email

DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY

Address

Elmendorf AFB 8517 20th Street Ste 203 Elmendorf AFB, AK US

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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499668800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/23/2018

Salary: $67,930 to $88,312 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent