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Paralegal Specialist (Recent Graduate)

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Department of Defense
Student/Internship Program Eligibles Recent Graduates Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position:
These positions are part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and are CIVILIAN positions with the Department of Army. The incumbents will serve as Paralegal Specialist trainees.
These are Career Program (CP) #56 positions.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
Successfully complete at least 1 year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
Demonstrate successful job performance.
Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
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Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
Positions are open to
Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
As a Paralegal Specialist(INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Performing assignments in any number of practice areas, including, but not limited to: military justice, labor and employment law, legal aid, contracts and fiscal law, acquisition law, environmental law, tort claims, and general administrative law;
Examining case files to determine issues and sufficiency of evidence or documentation;
Searching for legal precedents, analyzing their applicability, and preparing digests of points of law involved;
Drafting briefs, other litigation papers, or advisory opinions for review and approval of attorneys;
Interviewing and evaluating potential witnesses; and,
Preparing attorneys for hearings and court appearances by briefing issues and assembling case files.
Incumbent works under closer supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined in the aforementioned job description. The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the next higher level position.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts isin this document.
Specialized Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: developing, authorizing or examining claims or applications that required resolving conflicting data and interpreting a body of laws, rules, regulations and policies; or, preparing or reviewing contracts or other legal instruments for legal adequacy and conformance with applicable laws; or, selecting and analyzing information to determine the intent of statutes, treaties, and executive orders or legal decisions, opinions, and rulings; or, investigating and analyzing evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
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Superior Academic Achievement for GS-07: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement. Applicant must meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement: 1. A standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision. 2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for (a) all courses completed; or (b) courses completed during the last two years of the curriculum. 3. A grade point average of "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent based on (a) the average of the required courses completed in the major field; or (b) the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.
Grade point averages will be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0, and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing or honor society membership with your application.
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Education Substitution for GS-07: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education that would have equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of the position. One year of graduate coursework is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
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Applicants Combining Education and Experience:

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