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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 Basic Education Requirement, GS-0905: Choose the response that best describes your education as it pertains to the mandatory basic qualification requirement for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have graduated from law school and possess a LL.B. degree and have been admitted to the bar.
  • I have graduated from law school and possess a J.D. degree and have been admitted to the bar.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 GS-0905-11 and Higher: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have professional experience or additional education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of professional legal experience following law school graduation.
  • I possess a second professional law degree.
  • I meet one of the following criteria: (a) academic standing in top one-third of law school graduating class; (b) graduation with academic honors; (c) significant participation on the law school’s law review; (d) significant participation in the law school’s moot court competition; (e) significant participation in a clinical legal aid program; (f) significant summer law office clerk experience; or (g) other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
3 GS-0905-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement as well as the requirements for GS-0905-11 and higher as described above, you must possess additional years of professional legal experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess two additional years of professional legal experience.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.

Grade: 14

1 Basic Education Requirement, GS-0905: Choose the response that best describes your education as it pertains to the mandatory basic qualification requirement for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have graduated from law school and possess a LL.B. degree and have been admitted to the bar.
  • I have graduated from law school and possess a J.D. degree and have been admitted to the bar.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 GS-0905-11 and Higher: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have professional experience or additional education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of professional legal experience following law school graduation.
  • I possess a second professional law degree.
  • I meet one of the following criteria: (a) academic standing in top one-third of law school graduating class; (b) graduation with academic honors; (c) significant participation on the law school’s law review; (d) significant participation in the law school’s moot court competition; (e) significant participation in a clinical legal aid program; (f) significant summer law office clerk experience; or (g) other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
3 GS-0905-14: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement as well as the requirements for GS-0905-11 and higher as described above, you must possess additional years of professional legal experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 3 1/2 additional years of professional legal experience.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other
3 Are you an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 List the bar(s) of which you are an active member in good standing. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Do you have experience enforcing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), including identifying potentially responsible parties (PRPs), developing and pursuing claims against PRPs, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, and litigating claims arising under CERCLA. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Experience advising and counseling clients on implementation of or compliance with CERCLA and NCP response action requirements and procedures, including interpreting statutory and regulatory provisions, representing clients in negotiations with State or federal agencies or private parties, and preparing detailed written materials to support such responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Experience in administrative law related to the activities of federal agencies, including interpreting and implementing regulations and guidance documents, understanding principles or judicial review of agency action, limitations on agency action and other matters applicable to advising or evaluating actions undertaken by federal agencies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Experience producing written work products that are precise, cogent, thorough, and accurate in all respects, including the clear and proper application of pertinent legal principles, statutory or regulatory guidance, policy considerations, technical treatment of facts, and clarity of writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Experience working in an enforcement or other advocacy context involving other federal or State environmental statutes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No