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Paralegal Specialist (Office Automation) at U.S. Army Cyber Command
U.S. Army Cyber Command
$69.000 - $90.000
27 Apr → 27 May
- Serve as a Paralegal Specialist in the Administrative Law Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Office, U.S. Army Cyber Command.
- Perform a variety of paralegal work and administrative assistance in support of Administrative Law attorneys.
- Conduct legal research under the supervision of licensed attorneys to assist in processing legal actions, to include review of documents, Freedom of Information Act requests administration, Standards of Conduct and Ethics administration.
- Analyze, evaluate, recommend approaches on issues pertaining to FOIA policy, procedure, and practice.
- Perform extensive research for requested information; assigns responsibility to the appropriate center or staff element and recommends release or withholding.
- Maintain close contact with the Department of Justice and Department of Army to ensure receipt of current information regarding legislative, regulatory, or policy changes.
- Provide paralegal support in the administration of the Army Cyber Government Ethics Program.
- Serve as legal research assistant for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
- Receive and screen official correspondence, reports, policy papers and other material routed to the Administrative Law Division for information or for action.
- Order and organize legal reference materials, including but not limited to fiscal, labor, contract, and cyber law materials, as well as, related support manuals consisting of forms, online and digital reference materials.
- Maintain legal office case and reference files and library reference materials in accordance with published standards.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Three year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain access to NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) accredited facilities and networks. [Military External Affairs Division (MEAD) Security In-Processing (SIP) process.]
- Must undergo and successfully complete an initial and periodic Counter-Intelligence Polygraph (CI Poly) examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI).
- Must pass an initial and periodic urinalysis screening for illegal drug use.
- A qualified typist is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain TOP SECRET security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Army CES positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement". If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
This position is in the Professional Work Category at the Full Performance Work Level within the CES Occupational Structure.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or education requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe one year specialized experience that demonstrates the possession of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience would be demonstrated by providing Paralegal and administrative support to organization personnel (Leadership, counselors and Judge Advocates supporting command legal programs (i.e. Ethics, financial disclosure, travel, fiscal); performing legal research assistance duties using automated systems (i.e. LexisNexis, Westlaw, Administrative Law Case Tracking System Database); managing a Freedom of Information program to process requests to determine appropriate action (release or withhold), providing advice and assistance, and complaints procedures in accordance with governing regulations; researching information requests to draft recommendations of denial for the Initial Denial Authority;
Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Criminal Justice, Government, or Law.
Combination of Education and Experience: 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%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- If you are a current federal career/career-conditional employee, you will be placed on an excepted appointment.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 56 - Legal position.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.
- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
- Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
- Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.
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