- Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
Data Specialist I Qualifications:
This is an entry level position.
Requires some experience with the applications actually being supported.
Knowledge of file manipulation applications and experience with LAW, IPRO,
ICONECT, and Relativity, is extremely helpful.
Knowledge of Government’s IT environment, including office automation
networks, PC and server-based applications very helpful.
Must be able to multi-task
Working knowledge and experience with computers and their components
Understanding of relational databases
Familiarity with the manipulation of data using text editors
Experience working in an automated litigation support environment helpful
Able to work extra hours as needed, often without much notice
Ability to work independently in a team environment
Comfortable working in a fast paced, often stressful environment
Flexible with schedule and able to work extra hours when requested
Must be able to obtain a US government security clearance
Relativity experience desired
Previous government I.T. experience preferred
Undergraduate degree helpful; degree in a related field desired
Undergraduate degree preferred; preferably in the Computer Science or
Information Management/ Information Technology fields.
Technical certification valued.
Data Specialist I Responsibilities/Duties:
Reviews and modifies load files as needed and identifies any data format issues that exist which do not meet the ATR Standard Production Specifications guidelines
Works with data load files; creates and modifies files for loading into litigation support databases
Outlines any inconsistencies found in load files and documents for Case Manager review
Accurately updates tracking database to reflect load count numbers, load completion date, etc.
If needed, performs staging of productions to include virus scanning and copying data to the appropriate network location
Processing files from native formats to TIF image format
Identifies Justice Enterprise Files Sharing system (JEFS) production for download and assists with preparing files for loading
Performs Relativity data loads and media copying
Performs quality control checks following the Data Loads Quality Control Procedures/Checklist
The primary mission of the Antitrust Division (ATR), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is to promote competition in the U.S. economy through enforcement of, improvements to, and education about antitrust laws and principles. Its goal is an environment in which U.S. consumers receive goods and services of the highest quality at the lowest price, and in which U.S. businesses compete on a level playing field nationally and internationally. In recent years, the Division has aggressively pursued far-reaching criminal cartel activity and important civil matters while reviewing a large number of pre-merger filings, many involving complex issues and global conglomerates. By protecting competition across industries and geographic borders, the Division’s work serves as a catalyst for economic efficiency and growth with benefits accruing to both American consumers and American businesses.
The Information Systems Support Group (ISSG) is responsible for providing computer hardware and software systems and support to the entire Division. Within ISSG, the Litigation Support Section (LSS) is charged with the support and management of all aspects related to a case investigation or litigation. The EPC manages all the production data that comes into and goes out of the Division.
The Data Specialists, which currently comprise of approximately 15 staff, handles a mixture of tasks, which include: processing data using LAW, regularly loading large volumes of production data, running exports from the database for creating discovery party productions, downloading files from our file sharing tool, JEFS, and performing quality control on load and export files to ensure accuracy.
The work performed in the EPC is crucial to our legal teams and the overall success of their investigations. In order for the staff to perform proper document review, the data must be processed and loaded to Relativity as quickly and accurately as possible. The EPC is a very fast-paced environment, often receiving tight court mandated deadlines, therefore, candidates must possess the ability to multi-task and work in a high stress environment.