Job opening: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST
Salary: $57 824 - 90 946 per year
Published at: Aug 10 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a Paralegal Specialist of REGION LEGAL SERVICE OFC MID-ATLANTIC.
You will prepare legal documents (such as pleadings, motions) requiring independent legal research and analysis for domestic violence, civilian and military protective orders.
You will maintain and manage client case files , maintain case management systems for services provided and conflicts checks.
You will ensure timely, accurate preparation and submission of correspondence and reports.
You will review the court-martial docket and update attorneys on case deadlines.
You will create and maintain database spreadsheets using tools such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and other internal data collection programs for statistical purposes.
You will assist with maintaining appointment calendars for attorneys and independently schedules appointments as directed by the Department Head or individual Legal Assistance attorneys.
You will prepare Pro Se pleadings as related to the victim's family law matters you will prepare
You will maintain electronic and hard copy office files and ensure appropriate retention and destruction of files.
You will assist RLSO LA Attorneys with client and witness interviews.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector applying advanced knowledge of legal principles and concepts to interpret a body of law, regulations, precedents, and practices in support of trial proceedings for an organization. Specialized experience must demonstrate performing duties such as: 1) Managing attorney case files and case management systems for domestic violence, sexual assault, and protective orders services. 2) Conducting independent legal research and analysis using systems such as LEXIS NEXIS, WESTLAW, and/or VTA 3) Preparing and reviewing legal correspondence, pleadings, case summaries, and other legal documents to verify factual and legal content, legal sufficiency, and admissibility in court related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and protective orders.
I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector applying advanced knowledge of legal principles and concepts to interpret a body of law, regulations, precedents, and practices in support of trial proceedings for an organization. Specialized experience must demonstrate performing duties such as: 1) Assisting with the preparation and reviewing of legal pleadings, case summaries, legal memoranda, and written correspondence in compliance for domestic violence, victims pursuing protective orders, 2) Scheduling and maintaining appointment calendars for attorneys, 3) Conducting legal research in the areas of victims' rights and advocacy, domestic violence, and 4) Creating and maintaining database spreadsheets for statistical purposes.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies
for information on crediting education.
For the GS-11 you may also qualify based on:
Completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Completion of an LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/federal-occupations-by-college-major/ORA combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.
For the GS-09 you may also qualify based on:
Completion a master's or equivalent graduate degree
Completion two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree
Completion of an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/federal-occupations-by-college-major/
A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address REGION LEGAL SERVICE OFC MID-ATLANTIC
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350
- Name: Department of Navy EIC
- Email: [email protected]