Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys Financial Litigation Technician in Seattle, Washington
Summary For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 22-WAW-11263508-DE. Responsibilities If selected for this position, you will serve as a Financial Litigation Technician for the Civil Division's Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington. Typical work assignments will include: Obtaining and analyzing financial information on debtors; Initiating contact with debtors concerning payment of their obligations and their ability to pay; Analyzing claims to determine the type of indebtedness to record; Drafting and/or preparing letters, forms and reports necessary to initiate the collection of debts; Entering and tracking financial data in automated systems and spreadsheets; and Verifying that payment transactions are properly documented and identifying any discrepancies. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-6: To be qualified at the GS-6 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: reviewing routine financial information; verifying account status and payment transactions; entering and tracking financial data in automated systems and spreadsheets; drafting and/or preparing standardized letters, forms, and reports; preparing routine legal documentation; and performing basic computations. GS-7: To be qualified at the GS-7 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: obtaining and analyzing financial asset information on debtors to identify discrepancies and prepare payment plans; communicating with debtors to present options for debt payments, answer questions, explain procedures, and clarify information; preparing routine documentation required to take legal actions; crosschecking the accuracy of payment transactions with Court records and documents. GS-8: To be qualified at the GS-8 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: interpreting and enforcing judgments in criminal cases; initiating contact with debtors concerning payment obligations, their ability to pay, and negotiating written payment schedules to assure successful collection of debts; reviewing and reconciling computerized debt collection printouts with office collection records; drafting and/or preparing letters, forms, and reports necessary to initiate the collection of debts; preparing technical pleadings, orders, and other legal documentation necessary to take legal actions; and making recommendations concerning settlements, write-offs and liquidations of civil and/or criminal judgments. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Education Additional Information Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized. Recruitment incentives may be authorized if this position is determined to be difficult to fill, if supported by the skills of the selected candidate, and subject to the availability of funds. The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the office's telework policy.