Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

Department Of Defense Elmendorf Air Force Base , AK 99506

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal assistance, administrative, and office automation services to support the military and civilian attorneys and other legal specialists assigned to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides legal assistance support for Staff Judge Advocate and other staff attorneys. Anticipates need for information pertaining to legal matters and prepares materials on own initiative so they are ready for attorney.

  • Provides legal assistance and guidance to clients. Composes powers of attorney, determining type required for the situation, and counsel?s client on use and legal consequences under supervision of attorney.

  • Reviews and prepares incoming and outgoing administrative correspondence, reports, and messages.

  • Performs other administrative and clerical duties in support of the Office of the Judge Advocate. Prepares monthly and annual reports by tracking statistics and assembling and analyzing data.

  • Uses multiple office automation software with carried functions to produce a wide range of document, formats, etc. Briefs and advises deploying military members on legal rights and effects of Air Expedition Force (AEF) deployments.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

  • Job family (Series)

0986 Legal Assistance

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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

  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Employee is required to function as a Notary Public. Must be able to satisfactorily complete training to become a Notary Public and be able to meet bonding or other requirements inherent in the appointment as a Notary Public

  • Projected position description subject to future review

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of the organization responsibilities, priorities, policies, and programs and a comprehensive knowledge of a body of legal rules and procedures, including both federal and state laws, to process unusually difficult and complicated legal assistant assignments. Broad working knowledge of complex legal services and terminology to support legal staff and provide legal services to clients.

EDUCATION: Applicant must have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education in a field directly related which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position (i.e. Law School, Legal Studies, Paralegal studies). NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts.

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COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 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 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-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-06 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

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:

  • Knowledge of rules, procedures, policies, and programs of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate to perform the procedural and administrative work of the organization such as preparing and editing legal documents and administrative correspondence, maintaining files and records, and assembling information for various legal documents and reports; and knowledge of legal services and terminology in the area of claims, civil law, military justice, legal assistance, and legal research techniques.

  • Knowledge of office functions to screen telephone calls and visitors, prepare and review correspondence, and perform other administrative work of the organization.

  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and required legal formats and directives regarding preparation of written communications to produce legal and administrative documents and communications. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.

  • Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to interpret and apply regulatory and procedural requirements to process unusually difficult and complicated transactions.

  • Knowledge of U.S. probate and trust laws to produce wills and trusts for legal assistance clients. Knowledge of State and Federal laws affecting deploying military forces to include the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, civil and criminal court jurisdiction, and child support and jurisdiction laws.

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: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

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.

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