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Senior Paralegal, Civil Rights Div. U.S. Dept. of Justice, Jan. 2022

Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:

Senior Paralegal to assist in the work of the

Litigation Support Services
Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20002

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

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: 

February 1st, to August 1st, 2022
Position may require travel up to 15% of work operations
Other litigation support positions within the Department of Justice approved for tele-work/ remote work operations
Job candidates requested to be able to report to on-site/ in office with prior notification as needed and five (5) days a week under normal work operations

Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. 
Resumes without complete requested information may not be considered or reviewed.
  •  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 (month and year)
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
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Requires Paralegal Certificate, or Juris Doctorate degree, or currently attending an American Bar Association accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
  • Minimum two (2) years of litigation Paralegal experience required
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in Automated Litigation Support, ALS
  • 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 Electronically Stored Information, Electronically Stored Information, tools and knowledge of e-Discovery procedures and resources
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important

Preferred Qualifications:

Trial experience very helpful

Senior Paralegal
  • Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor
  • Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines
  • In addition to functions performed by Paralegals, described below, performs moderately complex legal research
  • Compiles synopsis of 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 memorandum and correspondence
  • Conducts database reviews in Relativity (including coding/ redacting/ saved searches / mass tagging); generate privilege logs; generates productions; communicates with opposing counsel; burns productions to disc or uploads to encrypted box account; generates witness binders; support onsite trial; interviewing aggrieved persons
  • Contact mostly with other contractor litigation support staff, but occasional contact with trial staff may be required

Paralegal Responsibilities/ Duties:
  • Performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures:
  • Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents
  • Summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files
  • Performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery)
  • Indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial
  • Prepares exhibit cross-references, assists attorneys in courtroom
  • Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria
  • Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc.
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