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Grade: 11

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Grade: All Grades

1 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience and/or education to qualify for the grade 11 Paralegal Specialist. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-09 level or above in the Federal service as described below.
  • I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Specialized experience includes paralegal or legal work performing litigation, document control, discovery, and the organization and maintenance of electronically stored information (ESI) through the use of software programs.   Examples include analyzing and evaluating case files to identify factual issues; providing litigation support by organizing documents, exhibits, and ESI; drafting subpoenas; and preparing pleadings.

2 Select the highest level of skill used to assist attorneys in gathering and/or compiling information responsive to subpoenas, interrogatories, documents production requests and requests for legal opinions: Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and/or training and some experience in assisting attorneys in gathering and/or compiling documents and information responsive to subpoenas, interrogatories, document production requests and requests for legal opinions.
  • I have assisted attorneys in gathering and/or compiling documents and information responsive to subpoenas, interrogatories, document production requests and requests for legal opinions on the job, but with close review or assistance from either an attorney or a more experienced paralegal.
  • I have routinely and independently assisted attorneys in gathering and/or compiling documents and information responsive to subpoenas, interrogatories, document production requests and requests for legal opinions.
  • I am highly skilled in doing my own work gathering and compiling information responsive to subpoenas, interrogatories, document production requests and requests for legal opinion work as a paralegal specialist.
  • None of the above. I have no experience in assisting attorneys in gathering and/or compiling documents.
3 My experience with litigation and/or administrative hearings includes: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed legal research in connection with a pending lawsuit or hearing.
  • I have compiled and prepared documents for use as exhibits at a hearing or trial.
  • I have assisted attorneys during a hearing or trial.
  • I have represented clients at a hearing or trial.
  • None of the above.
4 Please identify all software application(s) or legal research tool(s) that you have experience with and are able to use. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • Microsoft Access.
  • Microsoft Outlook.
  • Microsoft Visio.
  • SharePoint
  • Adobe Professional
  • Westlaw.
  • Lexis/Nexis.
  • None of the above.
5 I have used my writing skills to: Answer to this question is required
  • Routinely and independently draft briefs, legal memoranda or digests of case decisions.
  • Draft briefs and legal memoranda but with close review and assistance from either an attorney or a more experienced paralegal.
  • Routinely and independently draft routine correspondence and memoranda.
  • Draft correspondence and memoranda with close review and assistance from either an attorney or more experienced paralegal.
  • None of the above - I have no experience in drafting briefs, legal memoranda or digests of case decisions.
6 In which of the following subject matter areas have you prepared legal memoranda?
(Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • FDIC rules and regulations.
  • Federal banking laws.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions.
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests.
  • Congressional Inquiries.
  • None of the above.
7 My experience in legal writing is as follows: Answer to this question is required
  • Independently writing legal memoranda interpreting various acts, laws, regulations, statutes, judicial decisions, etc.
  • Assisting in writing legal memoranda interpreting various acts, laws, regulations, statutes, judicial decisions, etc.
  • Independently writing formal documents and making charts and tables to summarize relevant facts, sources, citations, etc. from a variety of documents and/or discoveries.
  • None of the above.
8 What is the highest level of experience you have in doing legal research for attorneys using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus, and/or other computerized databases is: Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and/or training and some experience doing legal research for attorneys using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus, and/or other computerized databases.
  • I have done legal research for attorneys using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and/or other computerized databases under the close supervision and assistance of an attorney or a paralegal specialist.
  • I have routinely and independently done legal research for attorneys using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus, and/or other computerized databases.
  • I am highly skilled in doing legal research for attorneys using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus and/or other computerized databases.
  • I am highly skilled in all areas of legal research using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis and/or other computerized databases. I have trained others in legal research using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus and/or other computerized databases and/or I am regularly consulted as an expert in this area.
  • None of the above.
9 Choose the response that best describes your level of experience designing complex queries to locate, analyze, and present ESI for use in discovery responses, legal briefs and memoranda. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had the education, training or experience in performing this task. -
  • I have had specific training or education directly related to this task, although I have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with assistance from a team leader, supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task on the job independently.
10 Select the response below that best describes your level of experience with database programs such as, Access, Word, or Excel to develop, monitor maintain computer databases and statistical information and reports: Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training or education directly related to Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access.
  • I have used Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access on one or more occasions.
  • I regularly perform tasks using Access, Word, and or Excel, including maintaining and editing a database, and running reports.
  • I am proficient in working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, and I am also proficient in generating reports and queries.
  • I do not have experience generating reports/queries.
11 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No