Paralegal Specialist

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

About the organization

The Merit Systems Protection Board (Board) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive branch that serves as the guardian of Federal merit systems. The mission of the MSPB is to "Protect the Merit System Principles and promote an effective Federal workforce free of Prohibited Personnel Practices." To execute its statutory functions, the Board assumed the employee appeals function of the Civil Service Commission and also performs merit systems studies and reviews the significant actions of the Office of Personnel Management.

Duties

A copy of the job announcement for the Paralegal Specialist position can be found at usajobs.gov by searching for Announcement Number DE-10590997-19-DFO.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:

Prepares cases for hearing, including writing synopses of issues and noting case file deficiencies, researching legal issues, assisting at teleconferences and hearings, and drafting orders.

Initiates inquiries regarding case processing and responds to appeal inquiries on behalf of the Administrative Judges (AJs) of the office.

Drafts initial decisions, involving dismissals because of lack of jurisdiction and/or untimely filing, settlements, and other similar appeals.

Performs legal research, analyzing legal decisions, questions, opinions, rulings, and other issues affecting appeals.

Performs research from reference sources including various titles of the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Westlaw, and Board decisions.

Manages the office library, reviewing relevant new materials and abstracting important decisions and points of law for circulation to administrative judges.

Responds to oral and written requests from other Board offices, Congressional offices, the public, appellants and their representatives, and agency representatives, concerning potential, pending and past appeals and general Board procedures.

Analyzes and evaluates initial appeals, determining timeliness and jurisdictional issues and hearing requirements.

Qualifications

Please refer to the job announcement for the Paralegal Specialist position which can be found at usajobs.gov by searching for Announcement Number DE-10590997-19-DFO.

Salary

$37069.00 to $48186.00 / per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please refer to the job announcement for the Paralegal Specialist position which can be found at usajobs.gov by searching for Announcement Number DE-10590997-19-DFO.

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