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Job Title: Legal Instrrument Examiner
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Louisville, KY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Military, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Legal Instrrument Examiner

This Legal Instruments Examiner (Fiduciary) position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Fiduciary Division of the Louisville Regional Office, Louisville, KY.
As a Legal Instrrument Examinerfor the Veteran Benefits Administration you will:

  • Monitor the management of the estate of incompetent beneficiaries through oversight of assigned guardian/conservator.
  • Examine, validate, and ensure legal documents such as court applications, court orders, affidavits, and others are in compliance with the appropriate regulations and policies.
  • Explain, receive and answer procedures and policies regarding approval or concerns of legal instruments/legal transactions under review by the office, in writing, by telephone or in person.
  • Review and analyze complex non-routine applications, registrations, and other legal instruments for compliance with existing laws and regulations.
  • Oversee, audit and manage fiduciary accounts and estates VA beneficiaries.
  • Prepare reports and court documents (pleadings/legal opinions).
  • Can be called upon to explain the VA's disposition at court appearances.
  • Answers questions from interested parties via toll-free telecommunications.

Work Schedule: Regular office hours 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Alternate work schedules may be available.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Note: 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience you document, to include volunteer experience.

Specialized Experience:

GS 05: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service.
GS 06: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service.
GS 07: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization during which you performed technical assignments that may have involved the following:
(1) Knowledge of state laws pertaining to conservator ship and estate administration, and thoroughly understand the meaning and intent of court procedures;
(2.) Knowledge of federal, state, and local benefits including FDIC, deposits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and other investments; knowledge of insurance, United States Government life, National Service life Insurance, Veterans Group Life Insurance, and Servicemembers Group life Insurance, operations and procedures of the insurance centers;
(3.) Knowledge of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act; and knowledge of Automated Data Processing systems and personal computers.
Specialized experience is experience that may be gained in a position such as; a Para legal Specialist, Legal Technician or Attorney with responsibility for controlling the day-to-day functions of the office.

Or applicants may substitute education for the experience at the GS-05 level: With 4 years of education above high school (equivalent to 120 college semester hours).

Or applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level: To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 90 semester hours of education (i.e. 50% of education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 or GS-07 level.

A transcript with a completion/conferred date must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts without this information are not complete.

Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending or carrying of light items such as papers and books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
  • Resume


Resume
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format, however, we strongly recommend using USA Jobs resume builder as it contains all of the information required on Federal resumes.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must reflect hours worked per week, the inclusive dates of employment, and the level of your experience. If your resume does not reflect this information you will not receive credit for the experience.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. We would recommend that you not submit more than one version of your resume.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, we will not use it to make eligibility and qualification determinations, and you may not be considered further for the vacancy.
Applicants claiming veterans' preference must also submit:
  • A legible copy of your DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) is required. The member 4 copy of your DD Form 214 is preferable. Copies of DD-214's can be requested here.
  • Current active duty members must submit a signed statement of service from their commander dated within the last 120 days that reflects their expected discharge date, their release from active duty under honorable conditions, any medals awarded, and the timeframe of their service so that eligibility can be determined.
  • Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15 and all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference. This includes a VA letter supporting your disability claim with the overall percentage listed.
  • If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for veterans' preference, please consult the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Preference Advisor here.
Transcripts
  • If you are basing all or some of your qualifications on education or if a degree is required for the position, a transcript must be included as part of your application package.
  • An unofficial transcript may be submitted, however, it must reflect the course names, levels, credits earned, grades received, and degree conferred if applicable.
  • Your transcript (official of unofficial) must reflect the degree conferred date if you are substituting a degree for experience.
  • If you are claiming superior academic achievement (SAA) ensure you submit transcript(s) to demonstrate it. The requirements for superior academic achievement can be viewed here.
  • A photocopy of your degree is not acceptable in lieu of a transcript.
  • An official transcript will be required at a later date if you are selected for the position.
  • Whenever possible it is preferable that you submit copies of official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may lack essential information necessary for a full evaluation of your qualifications.
Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must also submit:
  • Certification of expected separation, reduction-in-force separation notice, or notice of proposed removal; and your most recent performance evaluation; and an SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from; or
  • Worker's compensation separation (agency certification of inability to place employee and notification of separation or a separation SF-50; or
  • Disability annuity termination (notification from OPM of disability annuity termination and separation SF-50 of the last position held); or
  • Military reserve or National Guard technician special disability retirement annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456 (certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard bureau and separation SF-50 of the last position held).
Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents have been submitted by the closing date of the announcement. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Qualifications & Requirements

Note: 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience you document, to include volunteer experience.

Specialized Experience:

GS 05: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service.
GS 06: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service.
GS 07: You must have one year of specialized experience described above equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization during which you performed technical assignments that may have involved the following:
(1) Knowledge of state laws pertaining to conservator ship and estate administration, and thoroughly understand the meaning and intent of court procedures;
(2.) Knowledge of federal, state, and local benefits including FDIC, deposits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and other investments; knowledge of insurance, United States Government life, National Service life Insurance, Veterans Group Life Insurance, and Servicemembers Group life Insurance, operations and procedures of the insurance centers;
(3.) Knowledge of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act; and knowledge of Automated Data Processing systems and personal computers.
Specialized experience is experience that may be gained in a position such as; a Para legal Specialist, Legal Technician or Attorney with responsibility for controlling the day-to-day functions of the office.

Or applicants may substitute education for the experience at the GS-05 level: With 4 years of education above high school (equivalent to 120 college semester hours).

Or applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level: To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 90 semester hours of education (i.e. 50% of education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 or GS-07 level.

A transcript with a completion/conferred date must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts without this information are not complete.

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