Job opening: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST
Salary: $57 118 - 74 250 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is to assist commanders, first sergeants, and staff judge advocate by providing legal and administrative services that facilitate the administrative discharge of Air Force personnel.
- Manages and oversees the daily operation of the administrative actions (discharge) division to include primary action officer for document production and associated legal research.
- Serves as the Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) Coordinator, responsible for carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Local Responsible Officer, a wing commander duty which has been delegated from the 1 SOW/CC.
- Maintains adverse action docket, to include administrative involuntary board-entitled and non-board-entitled discharges.
- Manages and oversees the daily operation of the administrative actions (demotion and progressive discipline) division to include primary action officer for document production and associated legal research.
- Provides training to paralegals, newly assigned personnel, commanders, and first sergeants, & provides legal assistance with the Staff Judge Advocate and other staff attorneys.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty that may include nights or weekends.
- Employee may be required to travel on military or civilian aircraft in the performance of TDY duties.
- Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required of 40 words per minute.
- Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
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, Administrative and Management Positions.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Knowledge of the organization responsibilities, priorities, policies, and programs and knowledge of an extensive body of legal rules and procedures, including both federal and state laws, to process unusually difficult and complicated support assignments.
EDUCATION: I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts.
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 your 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-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 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:
1. 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.
2. Knowledge of office functions to screen telephone calls and visitors, prepare and review correspondence, and perform other administrative work as required.
3. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office-operations and produce a variety of documents.
4. Ability to research, interpret and apply regulatory and procedural requirements using a military legal library, file repository, and/or internet resources to perform appropriate research.
5. Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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.
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
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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.
- Address Hurlburt Field
212 Lukasik Avenue
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]