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Senior Paralegal, U.S. Army Legal Services, ENRD, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Apr. 2021

Fort Belvoir, VA
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Senior Paralegal to assist in the work of the
U.S. Army Legal Services
Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5546
…to assist in the development and implementation of methodologies used for the gathering, organization and evaluation of information used in the potential recovery or sharing of costs associated with environmental restoration and natural resource damages from Department of Defense contractors and other public and private parties that may have contributed to environmental contamination at U.S. Army sites.
This is an on-site position.  Remote work may be available during the pandemic.  
Staff will be required to go into the office if office is open by the starting date, June 1st.

This is a Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $30.70 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.22 an hour.
Service  Contract Act, or SCA, position pay rates are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. 
More information is available at https://beta.sam.gov/help/wage-determinations
Upon completion of six (6) months of employment, the selected candidate can expect an annual salary as a permanent full-time employee with the federal contractor.

Period of Performance: 
June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022, with potential for annual extensions
Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. 
--- Resumes received in other than requested format and/ or without complete requested information may not be considered or submitted for review. ---
  •  A one-paragraph overview highlighting qualifications for the position, software experience, and education  
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum  two (2) pages
  • Please include the following contact information:  full name, home address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address
  • For each position and school attended, please list the following:
City and State
Dates of Employment
Date of Graduation (month and year)
Special Requirements:
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
  • Paralegal certificate, or JD, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
  • At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful
  • At least one (1) year of experience in automated litigation support
  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw
  • Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems
  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Relativity, highly preferred
  • Current or active clearance preferred
  • Maintain daily contact and coordinate closely with the Chief, Affirmative Environmental Claims Branch
  • Coordinate with all attorneys working on the Army’s affirmative environmental cases
  • Track case files, exhibits and other case specific materials
  • Assist attorneys and staff in coordination with expert witnesses and litigative consultants
  • Perform complex legal and factual research for the trial attorneys and staff, both program-wide and on particular cases
  • Draft correspondence for attorney signature within DOD and to outside counsel and corporations
  • Draft legal documents such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc.
  • Screen documents for privilege and confidentiality
  • Assist attorneys with all legal documentation and tracking metrics throughout all phases of litigation
  • Utilize law library resources including automated research tools such as Lexis and Relativity
  • Utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet software
  • Travel (infrequent/occasional travel may be required)
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