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Paralegal Specialist (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force), GS 9 â€“ 11 Duties: Review and organize complex factual material and other documentary data for investigations and trials. Provide advice on the most efficient method for preparing legal documents. Prepare a variety of substantive legal documents to include extradition requests, grand jury and trial subpoenas, interrogatory requests, and documentation relevant to acquiring evidence or testimony. Develop and enter various case material into a computer database. Provide litigation case management and organize cases for court presentation. Oversee and monitors approved investigations to assure that the case is in compliance with agency policies.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: GS-9 level: Must have 1+ year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in federal service performing paralegal or legal work which demonstrates a basic knowledge of legal research and ability to interpret legal decisions. Specialized experience includes: examining and processing a variety of legal documents; conducting research, analysis, and evaluation of data in response to complex or sensitive requests; drafting briefs, pleadings, litigation recommendations, or other legal documents and correspondence; using a variety of electronic or manual filing systems to acquire and store information; documenting findings and preparing recommendations; searching and reviewing legal references, case files, and other sources for information and data required by attorneys or court personnel;
Must have a J.D. or LL.B degree; a masters or equivalent graduate degree or higher; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in law, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of a Paralegal Specialist;
Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 1 full year.
A combination of experience and graduate level education can be used if, when combined, are equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. Only graduate level education in excess of the first year can be used in this calculation.
GS-11 level: Must have 1+ full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as experience performing a variety of analytical paralegal or legal work which demonstrates a practical knowledge of the law, the litigation and judicial process, and applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Examples of specialized experience include performing the following duties: analyzing and evaluating legal decisions and case files to identify relevant issues and potential evidence; conducting legal research concerning precedents and past court decisions; composing legal briefs, summaries of analysis and decisions, and pre-trial documents for investigations; interviewing witnesses and various individuals who can provide insight into cases under review; preparing evidence and documents to support recommendations; and utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools;
Must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice, Law); or LL.M. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position;
Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of the first 2 full years.
A combination of experience and graduate level education can be used if, when combined, are equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. Only graduate level education in excess of the first two years can be used in this calculation.
Note: Family of overseas employees; Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas; Federal employees - Competitive service; Current or former competitive service federal employees; Individuals with disabilities; Military spouses; Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Vista; Veterans can apply.
Announcement number: 18-SDTX-10187337-USH-MP.
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