As an Assistant United States Trustee, you will be responsible for the administrative and legal management of the United States Trustee's Seattle, WA office, including the supervision of personnel assigned to the office.
As a Assistant United States Trustee AD-0905-00 , your typical work assignments may include the following:
Coordinate and oversee the administration of a field office.
Supervise a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, bankruptcy analysts, paralegals, and support personnel.
Assign and mentor workload and assign work as necessary to accommodate workload surges and other unexpected increases or decreases to workload.
Maintain a limited caseload, performing all duties involved in case administration including the preparation and presentation of cases before the bankruptcy system.
Serve as a liaison to the bankruptcy court, the bar, other federal agencies, and any parties involved in bankruptcy.
Assist the United States Trustee (UST) in establishing, maintaining, training, and supervising a panel of private trustees.
Perform special projects at the request of the UST and the Executive Office.
Responsible for the furtherance of equal opportunity in the employment, career development, advancement, and treatment of employees with the office.
25% or less - Up to 25% business travel may be required to attend conferences or training.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
Must complete a 2-year trial period and a 1-year for Veterans
Must be determined suitable for federal employment
May be required to complete a financial disclosure statement
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet pre-employment requirements. This includes failure to report to scheduled appointments, failure to pass a drug test, failure to produce required certifications, or if a background investigation cannot be favorably adjudicated.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer to competitive service.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Internal candidates who wish to be considered must demonstrate in their resume that they have at least five (5) years post J.D. professional legal experience in interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.
External candidates who wish to be considered must demonstrate in their resume that they have at least seven (7) years post J.D. professional legal experience in interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.
In addition to the required qualifications listed above, it is desired that applicants have three or more years' experience in managing or supervising and providing legal skills training to attorneys.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.
YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement if you are using experience to meet all or part ot the qualification requirements. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held (i.e., MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY or MM/DD/YY to Present) or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.
Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school. A copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application package and the information annotated in your resume.
BAR MEMBERSHIP: Candidates must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with a valid license to practice law.
It must be annotated in your resume.All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at .
All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. .
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed.
To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: .
Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your rsum. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: .
NOTE: To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form. If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran.
DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 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.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.
DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to , and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: .
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are found to be qualified for this position, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their resume and attach supporting documentation.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (cover letter optional).
Veteran documentation, (if applicable).
SF-50 (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable); or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status
CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)
Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)
An unofficial college transcript
Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide proof of JD Degree(official transcripts), Bar Membership, and Certification of Good Standing before a firm job offer is extended.
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 .
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.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
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