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

Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Senior 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 $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
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.
Total of four (4) positions needing to be filled; one (1) position requires ability to obtain Top Secret level clearance and remaining three (3) Public Trust level clearance.
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. 
  •  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)
Senior Paralegal
  • 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 two (2) year of litigation paralegal experience
  • 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
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, is strongly preferred
  • Experience preparing discovery requests (interrogatories, production of documents), preparing responses to discovery requests, drafting subpoenas, maintaining and organizing case file, preparing simple pleadings, filing pleadings, reviewing documents for facts/information pertaining to substantive issues
  • Experience organizing large document productions including preparing detailed inventory of documents, maintaining the attorney calendars for filing deadlines
  • Experience preparing abstracts of depositions, preparing trial notebooks, preparing questions and documents for use in depositions, preparing exhibits for use at trial
  • Current or active clearance (one (1) position requires ability to obtain Top Secret level clearance)
Senior Paralegal
Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:  Works under the direction of a Project Supervisor. Work assignments are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these assignments with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines.
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Performs moderately complex legal research
  • Synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use
  • Reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation
  • Writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence
  • Contact mostly with other Contractor staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required
One Senior Paralegal position requires a Top-Secret level clearance and is based on the level of classified documentation that is handled in the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s 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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