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PARALEGAL SPECIALIST

Company: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST====================##### Department of the Air ForceAir Force Materiel CommandOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates05/13/2019 to 05/23/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeNH 2- ##### Salary$33,949 to $80,919 per year- ##### Appointment typeTerm - 4 years- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------FEW vacancies in the following location:-Tinker AFB, OK##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryClick on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view other**IMPORTANT** information.Learn more about this agency### ResponsibilitiesThe primary purpose of this position is to provide senior-levelparalegal specialist expertise support at the professional level tothe Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Air Force SustainmentCenter. Provide comprehensive support to the areas of militaryjustice, labor law, contracts and acquisition law, and the ethicsprogram. Ensure all programs under responsibility are performed,administered, and reported in accordance with applicable laws, AirForce Instructions, Directives, and policy pronouncements by seniorleaders. Provide paralegal and supervisory support at theprofessional level; Providing paralegal litigation support indevelopment of cases before general and special courts-martial andadministrative actions. Ensures the office provides timely andaccurate legal advice, legal reviews and legal opinions to thestaff, upper management and directors on matters relating to laborlaw, contracts and acquisition law and other general law matters.Manages the Center's Office of Government Ethics (OGE) financialdisclosure program. Performs administrative support to otherdivisions, as needed as well as processing Defense Travel System(DTS) and in processing orders and travel request### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion Potential2- #### Job family (Series)0950 Paralegal Specialist#### Similar jobs- Paralegals- Requirements------------### Conditions of Employment- U.S. Citizenship is required- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal andRegulatory Guidance- PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air ForceRegulations- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority PlacementProgram- For more information on Acq Demo please go to DoD AcqDemoHomepage http://acqdemo.hci.mil/ and Fact Sheethttp://acqdemo.hci.mil/faq.html- Recruitment incentives may be authorized- This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain aSecret Security Clearance; Incumbent may be required to obtainand maintain appropriate background investigation.- Employee must maintain current certifications- Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as acondition of employment and is subject to random drug testing;Incumbent may be subject to random urinalysis testing as acondition of employment.- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours,to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays; Shift work andemergency overtime may be required- Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physicalexamination- Disclosure of Political Appointments- This position requires access to confidential data (gathering,preparing, typing, filing, etc.) for an individual whoformulates or effectuates labor-management policies. Theincumbent of this position is considered to be a ConfidentialEmployee### QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experiencerequirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe yourrelevant experience; if qualifying based on education, yourtranscripts will be required as part of your application.**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:** I have at least one (1) year ofspecialized experience equivalent to federal service at the NH-1 (orequivalent grade level, pay schedule, pay band, etc.) or higherlevel which includes analysis of case files and providingcomprehensive support to the areas of military justice, labor law,contracts and acquisition law and the ethics program. Providingparalegal litigation support in development of cases for therepresenting office before general and special courts-martial andadministrative actions and litigation support duties involvingpreparation and analysis of case files; noting and correcting casefile deficiencies; identifying relevant precedent and related cases;and preparing case summaries.OR**Education:** Four year course of study leading to a bachelor'sdegree.OR**Combination of Education and Experience:** A combination ofeducation and experience may be used to qualify for this position aslong as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least100%.**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications willbe evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills,abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:**1. Knowledge of conventional and computerized legal research.2. Knowledge of legal analysis concepts (e.g. litigation, discovery,document preparation, interview techniques), judicial andadministrative procedures, statute and regulation citationtechniques, and document filing, retrieval, retention, anddestruction systems.3. Ability to determine the limits associated with the requirementto work independently, balanced with the need to seek assistance foran attorney when necessary.4. Knowledge of the management operations and functions that involveplanning, coordinating, or evaluating processes that are theresponsibility of the position.5. Ability to communicate with clarity and precision, in bothwritten and oral communication, and understanding in electronic mailetiquette and processes, with subordinates, peers, and senior AirForce leadership (military and civilian), outside agencies, andprivate parties.6. Ability to identify, analyze, and translate complex information,make appropriate judgments, and evaluate options concerning legalissues and efficient and effective management of the paralegalposition.7. Skill and ability to use advanced functions of word processingsoftware to create, format, modify, edit and print a variety oflegal documents, official communiques to Senior leadership at alllevels of Command, letters, reports, memoranda, formal legal briefs,proper citation of case law and authorities.**PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE**: Credit will be given forappropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identifythe duties and responsibilities in each position held and the totalnumber 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 criticalcompetencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuabletraining and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, includingvolunteer experience.### Education**ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY**? You MUST providetranscripts to support your educational claims. Education must beaccredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.Department of Education.**FOREIGN EDUCATION:** Education completed in foreign colleges oruniversities may be used to meet the requirements. You must showproof the education credentials have been deemed to be at leastequivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. Itis your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.### Additional information**Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):** Forinformation on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To bewell-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy,displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified"or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for thisvacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your mostrecent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 notingposition, grade level, and duty location.**Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):** Applicants inreceipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the FederalService are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment ofAnnuitants. Click here for more information.**Temporary and Term Appointments:** If you are selected for atemporary or term position in the competitive service, yourappointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by lawwithout further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on aterm appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted toa career or career-conditional appointment without furthercompetition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply forthis position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 daysmay be required prior to appointment to this position.**180-Day Register:** This announcement may result in a 180-dayregister that may be used to fill like vacancies for 180 days afterthe closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration asvacancies occur.**Selective Service:** Males born after 12-31-59 must be registeredor exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, clickhere.**Direct Deposit:** All federal employees are required to havedirect deposit.**Incentives**: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or maynot be used.**If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearingor speech difficulties click here.****Tax Law Impact for PCS:** On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the"Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expensedeductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements andpayments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and otherpayments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses,en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage ofthose items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorizedagencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and RelocationIncome Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of theincreased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and JobsAct" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information onWTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018\_05%20Relocation%20Allowances\_0.pdf### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.Your application package (resume, supporting documents, andresponses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine youreligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions mayaffect your rating or consideration for employment. Your responsesto the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.The documents you submit must support your responses to the onlinequestionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not supportyour questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "notqualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receivefurther consideration for this job. Applicants who disqualifythemselves will not be evaluated further.**BASIS OF RATING:** Your application will be rated under theCategory Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality,depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to thequalifications requirement. Additional points are not added forVeteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is stillapplied.**Category 3, Best Qualified:** Candidates in this category possessexceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimumrequirements.**Category 2, Highly Qualified:** Candidates in this categorypossess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.**Category 1, Qualified:** Candidates in this category meet theminimum education and/or experience requirements.Once the application process is complete, a review of yourapplication will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Todetermine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resumeand supporting documentation will be made and compared against yourresponses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating youreceived is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The scoreis a measure of the degree to which your background matches theknowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, afterreviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, adetermination is made that you have inflated your qualifications andor experience, your score can and will be adjusted to moreaccurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructionscarefully.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceOther##### Drug test requiredYes- Required Documents------------------**The following documents are required and must be provided withyour application for this Public Notice:**1. **Online Application** - Questionnaire2. **Resume** - must include beginning and ending month and yearfor each employment period3. **Transcripts** - if you are basing your qualifications oneducation or if the position requires education, you must submitcopies of your transcripts4. **Registration/License** - active, current registration/license**if applicable** for the position5. **Veterans' Preference** - If you are claiming veterans'preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, whichmust include character of service or a Statement ofService/Proof of Service which must include service dates andcharacter of service. In addition, if claiming 10-pointpreference you must submit a VA Letter or a disabilitydetermination from a branch of the Armed Forces (ordocumentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15(Application for 10-point veteran preference).**ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:** The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5,United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federalagencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabledveterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the timethey apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service inlieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible.A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriatemilitary branch of the service and contain (1) the military servicedates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) thecharacter of service. The service member's military service datesare necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets thedefinition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification"must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged orreleased from active duty service in the armed forces underhonorable conditions **not later than 120 days after the date ofsubmission**. The "certification" must be signed by, or by directionof, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit orhigher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave willbegin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, thetype of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required toverify a qualifying separation from military service prior toappointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation.Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verifiedprior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide avalid "certification" of service with their initial application willbe found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed beforethe effective date of their military retirement/separation if memberis on terminal leave.#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET)on 05/23/2019To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the followinglink:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10487400To begin the process, click the **Apply Online** button to create anaccount or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow theprompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure youclick the **Submit My Application** button at the end of theprocess.**To apply for this position, you must provide a completeApplication Package which includes:**1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine yourqualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume,only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latesttimestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is"most recent."- It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp ofall documents you submit as part of your application.- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriatematerial or content, you will not be considered for thisvacancy.- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hoursworked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per weekand month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If yourresume does not contain this information, your application maybe marked as insufficient and you will not receive considerationfor this position.2. A complete Application Questionnaire3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section).Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.If you are unable to apply online, view the following link forinformation regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is10487400**PLEASE NOTE:** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify thatinformation entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received,accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify yourdocuments have been processed with your application packagesuccessfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so byclicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clearthe virus scan.Human Resources **WILL NOT** modify or change any answers submittedby an applicant.### Agency contact information### Tinker DEO##### Phone405-739-3272##### EmailAFMC.DEO@US.AF.MIL##### AddressTinker AFB3001 Staff DriveTinker AFB, OK 73145USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce the online questionnaire is received you will receive anacknowledgement email. After a review of your complete applicationis made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to thehiring official.If you provided an email address, you will receive an email messageacknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibilityand qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to beineligible or not qualified, your application will receive nofurther consideration.To check the status of your application or return to a previous orincomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select **MyApplications**, and click on the More Information link under theapplication status for this position.If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible forchecking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copynotifications will not be sent to you.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532665300. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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