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Paralegal Specialist, PG 11 The candidate will be responsible for: Preparation of legal pleadings, proposed orders, discovery responses, and other litigation documents using proper Bluebook legal citation. Performing legal research for attorneys, including researching case law, legislation, treaties, bills, amendments, legislative reports, hearings, debates and position papers, using online research services such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, CyberFeds, or other publicly available information databases. Assisting in the management, organization and analysis of discovery produced and received in EEO, labor, tort, whistleblower, other litigation. Assists attorneys in responding to, managing, compiling, organizing discovery in pending cases using Relativity and/or EnCase. Prepares litigation reports. Interviewing potential witnesses and preparing affidavits. Creating and supporting document databases/index, litigation, support databases, and creating templates, and standard operating procedures as needed to facilitate the maintenance of OGC records. Preparing legal files and updating current legal files as necessary. Monitoring the maintenance of legal files by administrative support staff. Evaluating and drafting responses to requests for information under GPO Directive 905.3B, Public Access to GPO Information and Records. Assisting attorneys in the annual review, and processing of Public Financial Disclosure Forms. Assisting attorneys and other staff in receiving, reviewing, and responding to court and administrative orders involving requests for garnishments of Agency employee wages. Traveling is required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
Must possess one year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) grade level or higher. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped with the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work described. Qualified specialized experience includes: Researching relevant laws, regulations, legal articles, etc. to gather facts of cases and arranging evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation; organizing and maintaining legal documents in a paper or electronic filing system; and drafting, writing, or summarizing reports, correspondence, and other legal documents (i.e. affidavits).
Education: substitute education for specialized experience, must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university; or have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or an LL.M. (if related); or you may combine specialized experience and graduate level education which totals at least 100 percent. (school transcript required by closing date).
Application deadline: 04/18/2018.
Announcement number: 18-10125582-DE-VT. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
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