Dec. 2022 Post, Law Clerk, Victims Compensation Fund, Civil Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Washington, D.C. · Legal
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:
Law Clerk I to assist in the work of the
September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice Washington, D.C. 20005
--- Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references. --- (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a resume template. Include position, division, and location in subject line.)
(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.
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:
This is an in office/ on site position at a DoJ federal office in downtown Washington, D.C. with remote/ tele-work operations only upon DoJ federal personnel approval from Contracting Officer.
Anticipated start date, pending security clearance for Public Trust February 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023, possible extension through May 2024 --- Preference for selected candidates to become federal contract employees after six (6) months employment. ---
Normal work hours are between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception to federal holidays
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)
- Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)
Law Clerk I Qualifications:
Law degree, i.e. Juris Doctorate or L.L.M., or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one (1) year of study
Only the Contracting Officer 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 Electronically Stored Information, ESI, tools and knowledge of e-Discovery procedures and resources
Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
* Prior federal government experience is valued * Previous experience with the Department of Justice * Ability to consistently deliver highest quality of work while meeting short deadlines * Highly detail-oriented individual * Active security clearance, preferred
Law Clerk I September 11th VCF, Civil Division Responsibilities/Duties:
Law Clerk I position to support compensation claims review for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) under the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Law Clerk I must be able to perform complex legal research for the trial staff, assist in preparing draft legal documents (e.g. motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc.) reviewing documents for relevance and privilege, and assist attorneys with all phases of litigation. The Law Clerk I staff will work under the direction of a Project Manager/Supervisor and in collaboration with lead support from DoJ.
Experience in reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing claims, with the ability to apply established criteria to determine legal sufficiency
Experience in analyzing and organizing documents for supporting evidence and determining mechanisms to perfect insufficient claims
Strong Excel skills with experience using complex workbooks
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including experience working with the public (claimants) and with external attorneys (claimants' legal representatives)
Excellent research and writing skills, demonstrated experience working with complex statutory and regulatory schemes, and flexibility and creativity in the application of existing policies