Job opening: Legal Administrative Specialist (Litigation Support)
Salary: $88 756 - 115 379 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
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.
If selected for this position, you will serve as Legal Administrative Specialist responsible for supporting civil and criminal litigation teams as a subject matter expert by performing a variety of complex litigation support tasks. The incumbent actively supports civil and criminal litigation support tasks necessary to prepare or manage electronic discovery, exhibits and other electronically stored information relevant to investigations and casework. This work requires in-depth knowledge and skill in handling electronic case materials, knowledge of the litigation process, federal rules of procedure and evidence and court requirements when implementing technical solutions needed for civil and/or criminal cases.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
Performs a variety of litigation support tasks for complex cases such as voluminous electronic case materials that must be organized, processed, reviewed, produced in discovery and presented in court.
Performs a variety of litigation support tasks necessary to process complex and/or electronically store information using specialized software applications to meet the needs of criminal and/or civil litigation teams.
Consults with litigation team members to understand requirements and develops plans for discovery and electronic file productions consistent with litigation team's requirements.
Advises and supports litigation teams by acting as a subject matter expert in identifying and implanting appropriate technical resolutions for civil and/or criminal cases.
Uses comprehensive knowledge of litigation technology applications and litigation support best practices, provides guidance for organizing, storing, reviewing, producing and presenting electronic case materials.
Conducts research on how to access or manage complex or non-standard electronic materials.
Provides technical assistance preparing and presenting electronic evidence or exhibits in civil or criminal legal proceedings such as creating, editing, or redacting audio or video clips, synchronizing text with audio or video files, creating electronic versions of exhibits, loading and coding exhibits into courtroom presentation software, sets up and tests equipment in the courtroom and/or presents exhibits during civil or criminal legal proceedings.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- 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.
- 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.
GS-12: To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.
Specialized experience is defined as experience providing technical advice to litigation teams and legal support staff on legal automation requirements and systems capabilities; participating in the investigation and litigation of criminal cases; analyzing litigation support requirements to develop or recommend appropriate strategies to meet litigation needs; diagnosing litigation support computer system problems to meet individual user needs and evaluating new developments in legal technology, including software courtroom presentation equipment and trial exhibit preparation.
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: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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.
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This position does not have an education requirement.
- Address District of Nevada
501 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Name: Natalie McAlexander
- Email: [email protected]