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Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services)

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Department Of Justice San Juan , PR 00901

Posted 5 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

Legal Administrative Specialists (In Court Services) provide real-time legal support in the review and processing of documents, maintenance of case files and coordination of proceedings for master calendar hearings.

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Responsibilities

  • Organize case files for Master Calendar Hearings.

  • Generate, assemble, and provide required case files to the Immigration Judge.

  • Provide assistance in processing inquiries, legal notices, and calendaring processes and procedures.

  • Process legal correspondence and legal documents.

  • Process motions, petitions, and other legal documentation.

  • Prepare reports and maintain/edit case-related data and information using an automated information system.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    0901 General Legal And Kindred Administration

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.

  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.

  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).

  • Current career/career-conditional employee of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

Qualifications

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This announcement is open to current career/career-conditional employees of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Applicants MUST submit their recent SF-50(s) reflecting this status.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-7 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-9 level. One year at the GS-9 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade.

In order to qualify for the Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

GS-9

Specialized Experience: One or more years of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing duties related to: 1) coordinating processing actions related to court proceedings by generating, pulling, organizing, assembling, and providing case files; 2) processing legal correspondence and legal documents; and 3) providing assistance in processing inquires, legal notices, and calendaring processes and procedures.

Must be reflected in resume.

OR

Education: I have successfully completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.B. or J.D. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.)

OR

Combination: I do not possess the full amount of experience described in A above or the full amount of graduate education described in B above. However, I have a percentage of the experience and a percentage of the education which when combined totals 100% of the necessary experience and education needed to qualify for this position. (Only graduate education beyond one year, i.e., 18 semester hours, may be combined with experience under this provision.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.

GS-11

Specialized Experience: One or more years of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing duties related to: 1) analyzing and evaluating administrative and legal cases for hearings; 2) processing court related actions during court proceedings by providing required case files; 3) providing technical assistance in processing inquiries, legal notices, and calendaring processes and procedures; and 4) processing motions, petitions, and other legal documentation.

Must be reflected in resume.

OR

Education: I have successfully completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.)

OR

Combination: I do not possess the full amount of experience described in A above or the full amount of graduate education described in B above. However, I have a percentage of the experience and a percentage of the education which when combined totals 100% of the necessary experience and education needed to qualify for this position. (Only graduate education beyond two years, i.e., 36 semester hours, may be combined with experience under this provision.) NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.

GS-12

Specialized Experience: One or more years of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing duties related to: 1) coordinating processing actions with supporting documents during court proceedings by providing required case files; 2) overseeing courtroom functions and operations; 3) preparing and sending legal correspondence and legal documents; 4) providing assistance with electronic filing, scanning, and printing of documents; and 5) acting as a liaison between the court and the public, respondents, counsel, and attorneys.

Must be reflected in resume.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.

Education

ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by 08/14/2018, the closing date of this announcement. For further information, click here.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.

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Legal Administrative Specialist (In-Court Services)

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Department Of Justice