Supervisory Technology Advisor Specialist job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

The Supervisory Technology Advisor Specialist will manage the Technology Advisors (TAs) in Chief Counsel, including the eDiscovery and eCourt support involved in large and complex litigation. He/she will ensure that the TAs provide high quality litigation technology services, including electronic courtroom support, in the United States Tax Court for all significant cases, ensuring that each team receives exemplary, seamless operational electronic support throughout the litigation process.

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Responsibilities

What is Procedure and Administration? The Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) (PA) provides legal services relating to federal tax procedure and administration including legal issues arising out of the assessment and collection of federal taxes, bankruptcy, ethics, abatement, credits, refunds of federal taxes, judicial proceedings, and disclosure of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act matters.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. This list is not all inclusive.

  • Serves as the subject matter expert and point of contact for operational eDiscovery program and Litigation Technology support for the Office of Chief Counsel.
  • Manages the Litigation Technology work performed by Counsel’s technical advisors and technology advisors by ensuring they provide assistance throughout the litigation process.
  • Reports to the Branch Chief and appropriate legal managers periodically on individual work and litigation support team accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs.
  • Analyzes and evaluates current and new operational Litigation Technology practices and establishes measures to capture benefits.
  • Develops and conducts training for professional, legal and administrative personnel on the use of document management and litigation software.
  • Formulates policies, develops program plans, identified issues, designs and develops recommendations to improve operational eDiscovery and eFOIA processes for clients.
  • Uses knowledge of software systems such as Concordance, Summation, Casemap, Sanction, MSAccess, Clearwell, Domino, Exchange and Groupwise to manage documents and emails involved in the discovery processes.
  • Serves as first line supervisor, reviewing performance and preparing formal written evaluations; revising work schedules, distributing, adjusting and balancing workload and tasks; administering leave program; recommending appropriate personnel actions; receiving and attempting to resolve employee complaints and disagreements; etc..
  • Travels to and conducts strategic planning meetings with applicable Counsel managers nationwide to advise on eDiscovery issues related to upcoming trials; plans strategy and workflow; determines parameters, hardware and software needs; and assigns Technology Advisors and Technical Advisors who will provide eDiscovery support for those trials.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required to travel to different posts of duty or to a trial.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14 – Promotion Potential: Grade 14 – For GS-13 and GS-14: Please note, the salary range listed is the BASE pay WITHOUT locality. Actual salary will be based on the location the position is filled. One position will be filled from all of the locations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment”.
  • Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • If unable to apply on-line, please contact careerconnectorhelp@do.treas.gov
  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes experience with Litigation Technology Support best practices and industry specific software skills. Experience assisting attorneys with e-discovery aspects of litigation and/or FOIA matters, including the processing and production of electronically-stored information, and the presentation of documents at trial. Experience mentoring team members, independently handling requests for litigation technology assistance with minimal instruction, and serving as lead on work projects. Expertise in software knowledge in at least THREE of the following applications: Concordance; Summation; iConnect; Clearwell; Autonomy; Ringtail; Recommind; Relativity; Catalyst; Case Logistics; ViewPoint; Nuix; Equivio; Legal Access Ware (LAW); and/or iPro.

GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes: In depth experience with Litigation Technology Support best practices and industry specific software skills. Experience assisting attorneys with e-discovery aspects of litigation and/or FOIA matters, including the processing and production of electronically-stored information, and the presentation of documents at trial. Experience mentoring team members, independently handling requests for litigation technology assistance with minimal instruction, and experience serving as a formal supervisor. Expertise in software knowledge in at least FIVE of the following applications: Concordance; Summation; iConnect; Clearwell; Autonomy; Ringtail; Recommind; Relativity; Catalyst; Case Logistics; ViewPoint; Nuix; Equivio; Legal Access Ware (LAW); and/or iPro.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Education

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a 1-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Broad knowledge of eDiscovery systems, Document Management Software, Document Scanning Software, Courtroom, and other related software and engines; Ability to apply mature judgment in problem solving to render sound judgments on a wide range of complex LT and policy issues to the Branch Chief and Counsel executives; Knowledge of the U.S. Tax Court and District Courts, including the operation of the Tax Court’s electronic courtroom (eCourt), Tax Court rules and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as they relate to electronic discovery and disclosure and privacy law relating to the transmission of electronic material; and Ability to plan, coordinate, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of subordinates in order to accomplish agency’s mission effectively. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B or C depending on your responses to online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veteran’s preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligible will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligible in that category. Qualified preference-eligible with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as “well qualified” to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATIONIf you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans’ preference view FedsHireVets .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

Contact Information:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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