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Paralegal Specialist, GS 9 Duties: Prepare and review a variety of substantive legal documents to include interrogatories, requests and/or subpoenas for production of documents needed by attorneys prior to or during trial. Contact agents and potential witnesses to assist attorneys in the preparation for Healthcare Fraud and Bankruptcy hearings or trials. Provide litigative case management and organize cases for court presentation. Monitor the progress of pending cases and initiate action to insure legal pleadings, forms, reports, correspondence, and other documents are prepared and submitted within established deadlines. Serve as the contact person for all assigned cases and provide information and assistance concerning status or relevant procedural issues. Maintain regular contact with appropriate personnel to ensure provision of complete and timely cooperation in all aspects of assigned cases. Perform docketing and Electronic Case Filing for Bankruptcy, Healthcare Fraud, civil defense, and affirmative cases. Develop methods for automating reports, statistical data, text and graphics using one or more types of personal computer based software, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, or database management. Meet established deadlines and works as a team player in a professional law office.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: GS-9: Must have 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 relating to complex, specialized areas of civil litigation such as Bankruptcy and Healthcare Fraud. Examples of specialized experience include the following: reviewing and updating civil dockets; coordinating agency's Bankruptcy and Healthcare Fraud position with other client agencies; drafting and filing Bankruptcy, Healthcare Fraud, and other civil pleadings; using a variety of electronic and manual filing systems to acquire and store information related to USAO's Bankruptcy and Healthcare Fraud practice; preparing recommendations for attorneys concerning Bankruptcy and Healthcare Fraud; and searching and reviewing case files and other sources for information and data required by attorneys or court personnel related to Bankruptcy and Healthcare Fraud.
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.
Note: Internal to an agency; Current federal employees of this agency; Land and base management; Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Announcement number: 18-ALM-10190102-MS. Apply online, No emails.
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