Law Clerk

job - full time, paid

US Government
Newport News, VA
Closed
Posted 35 Days ago
US Government
Newport News, VA
job - full time, paid
Posted 35 Days ago
Closed

Description

Job Information Office of the Secretary of Labor Law Clerk in Newport News, Virginia Law Clerk Department of Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor Overview * ##### Open & closing dates 07/11/2019 to 07/26/2019 * ##### Service Excepted * ##### Pay scale & grade GS 11 * ##### Salary $62,365 to $81,080 per year * ##### Appointment type Term - Term Appointment Not-To-Exceed 14 months. If selected and the employee provides proof of admission to the state Bar; the employee may be converted to a new appointment for up to 2 years with possibility of extension to a third year. * ##### Work schedule Full-time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: - Newport News, VA 1 vacancy Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy - Duties Summary This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Administrative Law Judges(ALJ). This office is responsible for conducting adjudicatory hearings and issuing decisions for the Department of Labor under more than 70 different laws and executive orders. * This position is inside the bargaining unit Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Drafts proposed decisions for the Judge's review and approval which cover all of the legal points in the case and set forth the rationale and reasoning for the decision. Develops and prepares complex orders which require legal research and discussion of points of law to motions or pleadings, and to otherwise prepare the cases for hearing. Prepares pre-hearing synopses and/or reports of cases which set forth the facts and issues in the case; the procedural history of the case; the medical and other evidence to be presented, the conflicts in the evidence, and evidence which needs further clarification; and legal provisions and case law which may be germane to the case. Carries out other duties to prepare cases for hearing. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 - This position is at the Full Promotion Potential (FPL). * #### Job family (Series) 0904 Law Clerk - Requirements Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age. * Requires a trial period if the requirement has not been met. * This position requires a Public Trust-Low- Risk background investigation. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirement: This position requires completion of a first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) Transcripts: You must provide a copy of your transcripts to be considered for this position, verification of your academic degree(s) is necessary to determine your qualifications or eligibility for this position, you will be required to submit an official transcripts for verification purposes before you are hired. However, unofficial transcripts may be submitted during the application phase of the process. Please note that your J.D. or LL. B degree must be conferred before you can begin working. Applicants that are current law students who will graduate within three (3) months of this announcement closing are eligible to apply to the vacancy. Appointments as a Law Clerk are limited to 14 months during which time appointee must be admitted in good standing to the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States and may be appointed to a term appointment as an Attorney-Adviser. Education A LL.B or J.D. is a requirement for this position. If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Additional information DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Additional vacancies may be filled if authorized. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or his/her designee may interview applicants. *Evaluation Factors: * 1. Demonstrated skill in researching and preparing well-written, organized and persuasive legal documents. 2. Ability to make effective oral presentations in a clear and concise manner. 3. Ability to establish and maintain effective liaison with agency staff. 4. Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced inter-disciplinary legal environment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation factors listed above. Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility/Core Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No - Required Documents The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. * Transcripts: You must provide a copy of your unofficial or official transcripts reflecting that you have received your first professional law degree. Should you be selected before you receive a final offer for this position, you will be required to submit official documentation verifying that you have completed your first professional law degree. Applicants who claim substitution of education for experience with an LL.M must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification. * Veterans Documents (if applicable): Attorney appointments within the Department of Labor are positions in the excepted service, not the competitive service. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference in attorney appointments; however, the Department of Labor considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. In order to receive positive consideration, you must indicate your eligibility, in response to the appropriate item on the vacancy questionnaire. Additionally, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214 showing the type of discharge and dates of active duty and, if applicable, a VA letter certifying the present existence of the service-connected disability which indicates the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty) Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's consideration. Additional information is available in the Vet's Guide. You may also find more information on positive consideration for attorney hiring. * Displaced Employee Placement Documents: These documents are only required if you are requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility. Applicants with disabilities (SCHEDULE A) applying under the area of consideration must submit proof of certification by counselors, State vocational rehabilitation agencies or the Veterans Administration. * Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted. 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. - Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. - How to Apply *To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations. SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/. STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete. ------------ STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click Start Application and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click Continue to Agency Site. ------------ ------------ STEP 3 Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL) On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click APPLY TO THIS VACANCY. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. ------------ STEP 4 On the Review and Submit step, click Submit Application The last Confirmation step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully. STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then Update Application. ------------ STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click Start Application and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click Continue to Agency Site. ------------ STEP 3 Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)* On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click APPLY TO THIS VACANCY. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. ------------ STEP 4 On the Review and Submit step, click Submit Application The last Confirmation step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully. STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then Update Application.* Agency contact information Nique Wallace Phone 202-693-7713 TDD 1-877-889-5627 Fax 000-000-0000 Email Wallace.niquela.a@dol.gov Address Labor, Office of Secretary of Labor 200 Constitution Ave., NW C-5516 Washington, District of Columbia 20210 United States Learn more about this agency Next steps Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate. For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions. - Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. 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. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Legal and regulatory guidance * 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/539276000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Skills

legal research, hearings, motions, policy, administrative law, government, pleadings, legal documentation, political science, investigation, evidence, conflict, court proceedings, citizenship, employment

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