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Paralegal, USAO, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Apr. 2021

Washington, D.C.
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Paralegal to assist in the work of the
U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530
This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $25.60 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
After six (6) months of employment, potential for placement as  permanent/ full-time employee with the federal contractor.
Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.
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 without complete requested information, references, and longer than two (2) pages may not be considered.
  •  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, to include professional references
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the following format:
Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Relationship to candidate during tenure:
  • 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)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Paralegal certificate, Juris Doctorate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
  • At least one (1) year of litigation paralegal experience
  • Basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum
  • Sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research
  • Thorough knowledge and 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
  • Basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure
  • Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a government and/or litigation support environment, in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred
  • Automated litigation support experience
  • Trial experience very helpful
  • Experience with civil and/or criminal cases
  • Experience with organization and management of a large volume of documents/discovery
  • Current or active clearance
Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time of hire.
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
  • Review investigative reports, testimonies, interviews, files, and documents for a variety of, criminal cases to become familiar with the issues, and identify pertinent material
  • Reads and analyzes reports of investigating agencies
  • Sorts through and reads subpoenaed documents
  • Identifies and summarizes portions that may be relevant to particular cases
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing this information and its sources
  • Participates and assists in preparation for trial by compiling, organizing, and indexing various evidentiary exhibits
  • Marks and identifies trial exhibits and drafts a list of exhibits to be offered at trial
  • Prepares narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids to be used at trial
  • Range of Paralegal tasks include, but are not limited to copying, mailing, closing files, maintaining pleadings
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as the sole support person in the branch office
The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another. One is expected to perform paralegal/legal assistant duties as defined by the contract.
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