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Lead Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

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Department Of Justice Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

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For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit

For more information on the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, visit:

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 18-SDTX-10320010-DE.

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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for that is responsible for providing legal assistance in support of Financial Litigation for the U.S. Attorney's office, Southern District of Texas. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Preparing legal documents (e.g. complaints, summons, pleadings, and judgments).

  • Reviewing claims and supporting documentation.

  • Determining adequacy of claims.

  • Initiating contact with debtors.

  • Taking or recommending various actions to attorneys, such as write-offs and settlements on cases.

  • Reviewing and analyzing claims for legal merit and compliance with the Federal Debt Collection procedures Act.

  • Providing technical guidance, day to day oversight, on the-job training, and a wide variety of other work leader tasks.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required

  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable

  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


To be eligible at the GS-09 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, preparing legal documents needed for litigation (e.g. complaints, subpoenas, summones, pleadings, and judgments; making determination and recommendation actions such as, settlements and write-offs; reviewing claims; using automated software to obtain data and produce legal related reports; and writing legal correspondence.

To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at


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Lead Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

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