Job opening: Legal Administrative Specialist
Salary: $57 118 - 74 250 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Provides a wide range of technical legal and administrative support to one or more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). Work involves creation and editing of legal documents. Work requires specialized knowledge of processes, procedures, and practices of legal support activities, as well as knowledge of administrative office skills, capability to provide automated litigation support, and ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the district. Provides training and support in legal databases and systems to other legal support personnel. Provides administrative support in conjunction with legal duties to assigned area. Typical assignments and duties will include:
Prepares, proofreads and cite-checks legal documents.
Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations. Utilizes various software applications.
Conducts factual and legal research using computerized databases and other sources.
Provides legal and administrative support to multiple attorneys.
Tracks appointments and case-related deadlines.
Assists in receiving, evaluating, producing, and presenting discovery.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- If selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
- You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
- Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
GS-09: To be eligible at the GS 09 level, you must meet the definition of Specialized Experience, as defined below:
Specialized experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience:
preparing and processing technical legal correspondence and documents such as pleadings, motions, and briefs;
utilizing various software applications to provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations;
providing training to other legal support staff in the use of legal databases and presentation systems;
conducting factual and legal research using computerized databases and other sources; and
Evaluating, preparing, and producing discovery.
Education: A Master's, LL.B., J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent graduate degree in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice, Law, Information Technology); or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that is related to the position and demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. Transcripts are required.
Combining Education and Experience: A combination of specialized experience as described above and graduate education described above which when combined equal 100% of the requirements.(Please note: Only education in excess of 1 full year is creditable.) To calculate your percentage of education, first determine the total number of hours that exceed 18 semester hours. Then divide the total number of your excess semester hours by 18. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. Transcripts are required.
If applying based on Education, then you must submit an official copy of transcripts.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
- Address District of South Carolina
1441 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
- Name: Victoria Werner
- Phone: 803-929-3107
- Email: [email protected]