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Paralegal Specialist (ACE)

Company: MSCCN
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 23-NDTX-11803209-DE. Responsibilities If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE). Typical work assignments will include: Performing legal and factual research in support of Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) investigations and litigation; Researching and analyzing case law, statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, etc., as they relate to assigned cases; Utilizing a variety of automated legal research tools, including Westlaw, Westlaw-Next, and Lexis, as well as public information databases and other automated resources to perform case- or program-specific legal research; Ensuring that ACE referrals meet the agency's and United States Attorney's Office's standards for litigation; Reviewing and evaluating referrals and planning a comprehensive approach to obtaining additional information and evidence; Advising the ACE attorneys on merits and weaknesses of ACE referrals and case strategy, and recommending for or against commencement of judicial proceedings; Assisting with managing discovery to include assisting with responding to propounded discovery; Assisting in drafting and issuing subpoenas and civil investigatory demands; Managing large document productions, including establishing a database for documents, indexing documents, and managing, retrieving, and producing documents; Assisting in pretrial preparations by preparing, scheduling, reviewing, and organizing the assembly of evidence, exhibits, discovery and other documents; Supporting attorneys in court proceedings by briefing attorneys on pertinent facts, issues, and case law, and by compiling, organizing, and indexing exhibits; Providing technical advice to litigation teams on legal automation requirements and systems capabilities to facilitate trial preparation and trial presentation; Assisting and/or training attorneys in organizing voluminous case information for efficient retrieval through automated means; Overseeing the development and preparation of courtroom presentations for assigned cases and trial presentation programs. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as defined below. Specialized Experience is defined as experience examining and processing a variety of legal documents; conducting research, analysis and evaluation of data in response to requests; drafting briefs, pleadings, litigation recommendations, or other legal documents and correspondence; using automated legal research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis, as well as public information databases to research case-specific legal matters; managing discovery; managing large document productions including establishing databases for documents, indexing documents, and managing, retrieving, and producing documents; assisting in the presentation of evidence in civil or criminal trials; using automated litigation support technology such as Relativity, Sanctions, Summation, Concordance, Case Map, or related programs to organize case information for retrieval, prepare computerized trial presentations, and index digital evidence. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) -VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement. Special Employment Consideration - Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, click on the links provided below . You must specify in your online questionnaire under what authority you wish to be considered and submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities Links: Education Additional Information Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized. A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications. The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. Diversity Statement: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Keywords: MSCCN, Dallas , Paralegal Specialist (ACE), Other , Dallas, Texas

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