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Paralegal I, Atlanta U.S. Attorney's Office, Executive Office, Feb. 2022

Atlanta, GA · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:

Paralegal/ Legal Assistant I to assist in the work of the

Litigation Support Services
Executive Office of U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Atlanta, GA 30303

---  Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references.  ---

(Candidates reviewed in order of preference meeting Preferred Qualifications and Responsibilities/ Duties listed as experience in prior positions on resume.)

This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $25.30 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://sam.gov/content/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.

Resume Requirements listed below.  


Period of Performance: 

Date of Hire through May 31, 2022 for current contract period, with continuation from June 1, 2022 to may 31, 2023, potential for annual extensions thereafter

Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), 40 hours per week, with the exception of federal holidays, unless otherwise stated

Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization.

Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures.
Resumes without complete requested information may not be reviewed or considered. 
 
  •  A one-paragraph overview highlighting qualifications for the position, software experience, and education  
-  Please clearly include software applications experience and certifications  -
  • 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
    • Professional references should be from prior supervisor/ manager of positions listed on your resume. 

Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Organization:
Phone:
Email:
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)



Paralegal, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Atlanta
Qualifications: 
 
  • *Requires Paralegal Certificate, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
    • One (1) year of legal training or legal experience may be substituted for the Paralegal Certificate
  • *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
  • *Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • *Sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research
  • *Basic familiarity with Electronically Stored Information, ESI, tools and knowledge of eDiscovery procedures and resources
 
  • *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
  • *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
  • *Tech savvy
  • *Experience in working on civil and/or criminal cases
  • .*Experience with organization and management of a large volume of documents/discovery
  • *Current or active clearance

Paralegal, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Atlanta
Responsibilities/Duties:

Typical assignments include the following but not limited to:
 
  • Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format
  • Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas
  • Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to the appropriate Assistant U.S. Attorneys, AUSA, or in limited cases, directly to the court
  • In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. With limited instructions from the AUSA, prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgment
  • Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format
 
  • Helps attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists
  • Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims’ rights and services responsibilities
  • Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues
  • Using original and online legal resources, verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material
  • Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format. Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs
  • Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, notifying of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants

Provides a variety of direct clerical and administrative support assistance services to AUSA staff.
  • Receives visitors and telephone callers. Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general procedures of the office
  • Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files
  • Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence
  • Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material
  • Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures
  • Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system
  • As necessary, searches database for required information
 
  • Enters information into various databases and monitors for continued necessity
  • Reviews bills and invoices and submits to budget office for payment
  • Maintains calendar of assigned active cases
  • Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews. Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines
  • Maintains calendar(s) of the AUSA(s), scheduling appointments, interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances
  • Arranges travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations
  • Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers for traveler signature and government approval
  • Provides automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations. Utilizes various software applications and graphics hardware such as scanners and plotters
  • Prepares documents, charts, and visual materials for use in trials. Provides technical support e.g., enlarging charts and photographs, duplicating tapes and videos, and marking exhibits
 
  • Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications
  • For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text
  • Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar

The above-mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another.
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