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Paralegal Specialist, GS 9 - 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; Use tables and citation checking with efficiency; 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; Prepare charts, graphs, and tables to illustrate results; Prepare, develop, compile, or maintain jury instructions in preparing for trial; Prepare exhibits for trial which typically involve a wide range of visual materials; Provide litigation case management and organize cases for court presentation.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing paralegal or legal work which demonstrates a basic knowledge of legal research and the ability to interpret legal decisions. Examples of specialized experience may include the following: 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; document findings and preparing recommendations; searching and reviewing legal references, case files, and other sources for information and data required by attorneys or court personnel.
One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice, Law): a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. 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.
GS-11: 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level.
Specialized Experience is defined as experience performing a variety of analytical paralegal or legal work which demonstrates a practical knowledge of law, the litigation and judicial process, and applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Examples of specialized experiences may include the following: 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 analyses and decisions, and pre-trial documents; interviewing witnesses and various individuals who can provide insight into cases under review; and preparing evidence and documents to support recommendations.
One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice, Law): 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. 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.
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-10190462-MP. Apply online, No emails.
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