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Legal Assistant (Office Automation) ; GS 5 - 7 Duties: The candidate serves as legal assistant responsible for directly and independently supporting one to three Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a wide variety of technical assistance services. Supports the Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services. Opening, examining, and maintaining hard copy and electronic files according to established procedures. Examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, liens, claim forms, writs, etc; Providing assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists. Utilizing automated litigation support software to assemble exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents. Entering data into appropriate database on a daily basis; ensuring data has been entered into automated database for accuracy. Assembling and organizing files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository. Maintaining calendar of assigned active cases. Tracking filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews. Arranging travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservation. Producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: GS-5: The candidate should have specialized Experience, Education, OR a combination of Education and Experience. Must have 1+ full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal Service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: reviewing documents with legal implications for accuracy and completeness (e.g., court documents, real estate documents, contracts, insurance or benefits claims, mortgage or loan applications, tax forms, or other types of legal documents); typing and formatting correspondence and forms; maintaining file systems; and obtaining needed information from files or general reference sources. Completion of 4 years of education above High School is essential.
Must have combination of post high school education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. Must have 1- full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
GS-6: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the is essential.
GS-7: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Must have 1+ full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal Service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing assistance to attorneys by preparing complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents accurately and in proper format; verifying citations and statutory references contained in legal documents; assisting with discovery, hearing or trial preparation by performing duties such as compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists; and using automated software to produce legal related reports and documents, including developing tables of contents and indices to briefs.
Must have Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, education must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.
Deadline:17 April, 2018
Announcement number: 18-NDCA-10113172-DE Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
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