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Legal Assistant (OA), GS 5 – 7 Duties: The candidate will be supporting Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a variety of legal support, legal research, automated litigation support/discovery, and office support services. Will be examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas; provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations. Assembling exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents; submits information subject to disclosure, such as paper documents, PDF files, image files, audio files, video files, bank records, forensic reports, and other file types. Assembling and organizing files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository; maintaining calendar of assigned active cases. Tracking filing, hearing, and trials dates, and scheduling conference and interviews; arranging travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations; & producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have 1+year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Experience could have been gained in the federal, public, or private sector.
GS-5: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level.
Should have specialized experience is defined as 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.
Should have successfully completed 4-academic years of education above the high school level or possess a bachelor's or higher degree.
Must have full amount of specialized experience described in A or post-high school education described in B, a combination of specialized experience and post-high school education which fully meets the qualification requirement of the position.
GS-6: Should have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level.
Should have specialized experience is defined as experience reviewing legal documents such as complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas for completeness of information; retrieving and assembling information for hearing and/or trial use; researching a variety of legal sources to obtain and/or verify information; and using automated software to produce legal related reports, documents, correspondence and related materials.
GS-7: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level.
Should have specialized experience is defined as experience 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 type 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors.
Note: This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee, Federal employees - Competitive service, Current or former competitive service federal employees, Individuals with disabilities, Land and base management, Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency, Military spouses, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Vista, Special authorities and Veterans.
Deadline: 21 March , 2018.
Announcement number 18-OR-10153841-MS Send resume. Apply online. No emails.
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