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Legal Staff Paralegal in Portland, OR

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Company name

U.S Department Of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Location

Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018


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Supervisory Paralegal Specialist, GS 9 - 11 The candidate: Serves as the Supervisory Paralegal Specialist for the Civil Division and supervises the Civil Division's support staff. Performs tort investigations. Conducts investigation of all defensive tort litigation that arise within the District of Oregon for personal injury damages, wrongful death damages, or property damage. Provides paralegal support to the Civil Division AUSAs in the above legal areas. Works with Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) on defense cases of medical malpractice, including management of extensive electronic and paper medical records. Management and organization of documents in complex cases involving production of voluminous electronic and paper discovery and exhibits for trial. Reviews initial pleadings and case files; determines the nature of the claim and the needs for agency support, sworn declarations, and further research in the litigation of cases for which she/he is assigned responsibility; and drafts, for review, appropriate pleadings based upon the needs of the case. Provides litigative case management and organizes cases for court presentation by preparing and organizing exhibits containing a variety of visual material, e.g., statistical charts and photographs. Provides advice to attorney and other legal support staff on the most effective and efficient ways to prepare, present, and maintain a variety of administrative legal documents (e.g., discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions and/or trial subpoenas). Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Traveling is required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have the following qualifications:
For GS-9: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, you must meet at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal service (Please note: the experience may have been obtained outside of the federal government; however, the experience must be equivalent to the following specialized experience).

Specialized experience is defined as performing the following types of duties: performing paralegal or legal work which demonstrated a basic knowledge of legal research and the ability to interpret legal decisions. Examples of qualifying experience include performing the following types of duties: examining and processing a variety of legal documents; conducting research, analysis and evaluation of data in response to requests; drafting legal documents and correspondence; using automated legal research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis, as well as public information databases to research case-specific legal matters; managing discovery; managing document productions including establishing databases for documents, indexing documents, and managing, retrieving, and producing documents. Specialized experience requirements also include assisting in the presentation of evidence in civil or criminal trials; using automated litigation support technology such as Relativity, Sanctions, Summation, Concordance, Case Map, or related programs to organize case information for retrieval, prepare computerized trial presentations, and index digital evidence, OR
Possess one of the following types of education in a related field: a J.D. or LL.B (in a related field, e.g., criminal justice, law); Master's or equivalent graduate degree or higher (in a related filed, e.g., criminal justice, law); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in law or criminal justice, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a Paralegal Specialist. My education was obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position, OR
Have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. (Only graduate education in excess of 1 full year is creditable. To calculate your percentage of education, first determine the total number of hours that exceed 18 semester hours or your school's definition of one full year of study. Then divide the total number of your excess semester hours by 18 or your school's definition of one year of study. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. For example, if you had if you had 9 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7, then you would have 75% of the required experience. If you also had 27 semester hours of creditable graduate level education, then 27-18=9 semester hours.

For GS-11: To be eligible at the GS-11 level, must meet at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service (Please note: the experience may have been obtained outside of the federal government; however, the experience must be equivalent to the following specialized experience).

Specialized experience is defined as performing the following types of duties: Serving as a medical review expert who provides litigation support in defensive litigation including personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Evaluating, analyzing, and organizing medical records and assist AUSAs in the defense of medical cases. Examining and processing a variety of legal documents; conducting research, analysis and evaluation of data in response to requests; drafting legal documents and correspondence; using automated legal research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis, as well as public information databases to research case-specific legal matters; managing discovery; managing document productions including establishing databases for documents, indexing documents, and managing, retrieving, and producing documents. Specialized experience requirements also include assisting in the presentation of evidence in civil trials; using automated litigation support technology such as Relativity, Sanctions, Summation, Concordance, Case Map, or related programs to organize case information for retrieval, prepare computerized trial presentations, and index digital evidence, OR

Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.

Application deadline: 04/27/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number: 18-OR-10186117-DE. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S Department Of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
1000 SW Third Avenue
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 312-353-4372