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ProfileLegal Administrative Specialist (Litigation Support) - GS 9 – 11 The candidate will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a variety of legal support services to the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. Will be assigned to the Criminal Division in the Sacramento office and your duties will include: Providing technical advice to litigation teams on legal automation requirements and systems capabilities to facilitate litigation decisions, trial preparation and trial presentation. Analyzing litigation support requirements to develop or recommend appropriate strategies to meet litigation needs. Recommending alternative methods and promoting the use of automated approaches as well as visual means of proof. Preparing computerized trial presentation programs by using and appropriately employing a variety of software packages including database, spreadsheet and word processing applications such as: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Trial Director, Concordance, Eclipse, Time Map, Case Map, eScan It, etc., based on which software would be most effective for presentation of complex and voluminous evidence or to production of graphic demonstrative evidence, as well as meeting individual user needs. Performing tasks associated with the organization, preparation, delivery, and tracking of discovery in cases involving large volumes of documentary and/or digital evidence. Researching, analyzing, and summarizing relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases as appropriate. Preparing and maintaining a variety of trial-related documents, e.g., discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions, trial subpoenas, etc., by applying a thorough knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and applying practical litigative experience. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualifications:
GS-9: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service as defined below; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's degree in a related field (e.g., Information Technology, Computer Science, Law, Criminal Justice) or an equivalent graduate degree such as an LL.B or J.D.; or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below.
Specialized Experience involves performing the following types of duties: performing routine litigation support assignments such as assisting with organizing case information (i.e., scanning and creating CDs); assisting attorneys in preparing for court such as preparing exhibits, compiling trial notebooks, compiling witness and exhibit lists and preparing computerized trial presentations and exhibits; verifying citations; conducting research, analysis and evaluation of data in response to requests; using automated legal research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis, as well as public information databases to perform basic research of case-specific legal matters; preparing a variety of legal documents; and managing discovery.
GS-11: To be eligible at the GS-11 level, must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service as defined below; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education, LL.M., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Law); or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below.
Specialized Experience involves performing the following types of duties: Working in a legal environment providing technical advice to litigation teams on legal automation requirements and systems capabilities; organizing and managing case specific discovery; analyzing complex litigation support requirements to develop or recommend appropriate strategies to meet litigation needs; using automated litigation support technology such as Trial Director, Concordance, Case Map, Eclipse, or related programs to organize voluminous case information for retrieval, prepare computerized trial presentations, and index digital evidence; researching, analyzing and summarizing relevant legal precedents; and preparing and maintaining a variety of trial-related documents.
Closing date: 04/19/2018.
Announcement number: 18-CAE-10181499-DE. Control number: 495996400. Appply Online. No emails.
U.S Department Of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Sacramento Federal Courthouse
501 I Street , Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814