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Law Clerk I, Litigation Support Services, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Camp Springs, MD · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:

Law Clerk I to assist in the work of the

Litigation Support Services
for Mandamus Claims, Visa Petition Appeals,
Complex Administrative Procedures Act (APA)/ Class Action Cases
U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
Camp Springs, MD 20746

---  Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references.  ---
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(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 $36.60 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: 

Tentative start date October 1st, 2022 through May 31, 2023, with potential for annual extensions through 2027

Work Hours Operations:  Tentative schedule 8:30 to 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern,  Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day, 30-minute lunch break, two 15-minute breaks
  • In the office every day for one to three (1 to 3) months during an initial “learning and training” period, and then will allow flexible telework, which would allow in-person support only two (2) days over a  two-week/ 10 business days pay period  ---  Specific projects that require in-person support may require more days in the office.
  • After the first few months, subcontractors may have some flexibility to set their schedules, within a 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time frame window
-  Work schedule is expected to be the same as the supported office personnel
-  If overtime is needed, overtime shall only be performed with the prior approval of the Contracting Officer Representative, COR, and in accordance with contractor procedures
 
  • Telework may be permitted depending on office need, to be coordinated after selection for the position
  • Must have ability to communicate with the customer personnel through e-mail and Microsoft Teams and must maintain their own reliable internet/network access when teleworking


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  
-  Please clearly include software applications experience and certifications  -
-  Clearly state experience in e-Discovery software applications such as Relativity, iPro, Case Map, Trial Director, Concordance, et cetera
  • 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, MM/YYYY)
Date of Graduation (month and year, MM/YYYY)
 
Special Requirements:
 
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
 
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)


Qualifications: 
 
  • Law degree, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
    • Only the Contracting Officer, CO,  can approve a waiver related to the education requirements
 
  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, 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, and imaging
  • Role also requires hands-on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-Discovery procedures and resources

Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:



Responsibilities/Duties:

a. Mandamus Litigation
The following tasks are required to support the Mandamus litigation:

i. Determine the status and location of the applications/petitions subject of case, whether the relevant cases are outside of processing time, and other factual details to determine the validity of facts as articulated in the complaint, perform all systems checks including, but not limited to, National Files Tracking System (NFTS), Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS), Person Centric Query System (PCQS), Tableau

ii. Review, monitor, provide complex legal research and ensure communication between the Department of Justice and the client for mandamus lawsuits previously determined to be non-defensible pursuant to the client’s policy. Law Clerk will conduct all necessary complex research and correspondence between the DOJ and the operational client to see the case through to completion (final decision by judge or voluntary dismissal) and notify a client attorney if there are any legal issues with the adjudication of the case or any other problems
iii. Compile, prepare, and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in in preparation of status conferences, motions, briefs, and other legal documents.
iv. Use legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform complex legal research as it relates to the Mandamus litigation
v. Use a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems

b. Visa Petition Appeals
The following tasks are required to support the Visa Petition Appeals:

i. Organize, update and ensure completeness of individual litigation files

ii. Perform all systems checks including, but not limited to, National Files Tracking System (NFTS), Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS), Person Centric Query System (PCQS), Tableau to determine the status and location of the applications/petitions subject of case, and other factual details to determine the validity of facts as articulated in the appeal

iii. Compile, prepare, and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in in preparation of the appeal.

iv. Use legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform complex legal research to support the client’s briefing of the defense of the visa petition appeal

v. Use a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems

vi. Perform any necessary complex legal research and assist with drafting complex government brief in support of the underlying decision for the client attorney signature

vii. Draft trend reports and narratives summarizing common issues that arise in visa petition appeals

c. Complex/Administrative Procedures Act (APA)/Class Action Cases
The following tasks are required to support the Complex APA/Class Action Cases:

i. Determine the status and location of the applications/petitions subject of case, whether the relevant cases are outside of processing time, and other factual details to determine the validity of facts as articulated in the complaint, perform all systems checks including, but not limited to, National Files Tracking System (NFTS), Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS), Person Centric Query System (PCQS), Tableau

ii. Compile, prepare, and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in in preparation of status conferences, motions, briefs, and other legal documents.

iii. Use legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform complex legal research

iv. Use a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems

v. Compile, prepare, and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs, and other legal documents.

vi. Index, track and control document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery)

vii. Create indexes, and track exhibits and other materials in preparation for hearings.

viii. Prepare exhibit cross-references, and review documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria

ix. Compilation of documents for production requests in complex litigation that includes discovery

x. Use legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform complex legal research in support of complex litigation.

xi. Use a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems

xii. Monitor attorney duty mailboxes daily and respond to emails or forward them to appropriate parties as required. Perform all systems checks including, but not limited to, National Files Tracking System (NFTS), Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS), Person Centric Query System (PCQS), Tableau to determine the status and location of the applications/petitions subject of case and verify the facts in the complaint

xiii. Compile and prepare certified administrative records (CAR) for complex litigation, including APA and class action litigation
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