PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - TITLE 32

US Department of the Army - Frankfort, KY

Full-time | Part-time
Duties
Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - TITLE 32, Position Description Number PDD1242000 and is part of the KY JFHQ, National Guard.

***NOTE: Current on-board applicants (AREA 1, Title 32 technicians only) will retain current tenure and be temporarily promoted or reassigned, all others will be hired with indefinite tenure.***

Responsibilities

As a PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - TITLE 32, GS-0950-9, you will provide ancillary legal work to the state SJA and other assigned attorneys servicing the Kentucky National Guard case load. Conduct legal research of Federal and state code, regulations, policies, procedures, case law, legal and administrative decisions and opinions, etc., and summarize findings. Interview clients and witnesses; collect and organize material to build and maintain case files; and prepare exhibits. Compose, prepare, and ensure accuracy of legal documents. Provide research, analysis, guidance, and support to administer courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, administrative boards and other legal actions and administrative processes. Perform research and preparation of notes and memoranda regarding allegations and charges, maintain logs and files, and file motions. Provide assistance to units concerning preparation, coordination, and implementation of documents regarding military justice. Implement the Preventative Law Program. Facilitate legal training for personnel on a variety of legal topics. Support the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. Work to implement the most appropriate form of ADR. Work with managers, supervisors, and employees to prevent and resolve problems. Serve as the primary point of contact for claims, ethical determinations, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, etc. Accept request, complaint, summons, documents, or inquiries; identify the type or purpose; screen for completeness; conduct research; and identify the action to be performed. Provide the case file to a higher graded employee for final recommendation and/or decision. Provide legal assistance by receiving requests for legal assistance. Perform pre-counseling sessions; interview clients; review documents; initiate corrective actions as necessary; coordinate review of actions by staff attorneys; and arrange for notary and witnesses for execution of documents and proper filing of documents. Receive visitors and telephone calls, exercising judgment in screening those that may be personally serviced or that require referral; prepare reports; compose replies to correspondence; review documents for completeness and correctness, and return to originator those that require corrections; maintain suspense records of items requiring action or replies and notify staff members when action is required. Perform other duties as assigned.
A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description PDD1242000 on file in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office. POC is Whitney Click, 502-607-1338.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

Job family (Series)

0950 Paralegal Specialist

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

Military Grades: SPC - CW4

Area 4 applicants must meet the military qualifications and rank requirement when assessed as a member of the the Kentucky ARNG.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must maintain membership in the Kentucky National Guard.
You must be assigned to a compatible military position.
Wear of the military uniform.
Position may require a pre-employment physical.
May be subject to furlough actions.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication of a T3 or equivalent investigation.
Acceptance of a Federal position may terminate a military bonus.
Acceptance of a Federal position will terminate Tricare Reserve Select (TRS) eligibility.
This position is located on a tobacco free facility.
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:
Experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze the legal impact of legislative developments and administrate and judicial decisions, opinions, rulings and determinations on agency programs; conduct research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the agency.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Must have at least 24 months experience applying the principles, concepts, and methods of legal research and reference sources such as agency manuals and directives. Experience applying the techniques and skills necessary to analyze both issues of fact and issues of law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Resume must have complete dates, work schedule, and/or hours worked per week for both civilian and military employment. (Example: 2 JAN 1980 to 3 MAR 1981; 0800-1630 M-F or JAN 1980 to MAR 1981; 40 hrs/wk) Use of year only and unspecified work schedule will result in disqualification. Each applicant must fully substantiate -in their own words- that they meet 100% of the minimum requirements and specialized experience listed above in detail; otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Do NOT copy and paste from the vacancy announcement, position description or others' resumes. Also, make sure the applicant's name is on every document submitted, otherwise it will NOT be considered.
Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (http://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail, Information Management, and Reasoning

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, Example: 2 JAN 1980 to 3 MAR 1981; 0800-1630 M-F or JAN 1980 to MAR 1981; 40 hrs/wk) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: No other documents required.

Benefits

Benefits

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