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Senior Paralegal, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, March 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 re-post of an available position, previously published in January and February 2022.  
-  If you applied in January and are still available/ interested in the position, please contact C&C Recruiting by phone at 954-450-0023. -

---  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 $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://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.


Period of Performance: 

Date of hire through August 1st, 2022

Work hours:  40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of federal holidays, unless otherwise stated

Position may require travel up to 15% of 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:
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)


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 eDiscovery 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
Responsibilities/Duties:
 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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