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Jan. 2024 Post, Senior Paralegal, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice

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

Senior Paralegal to assist in the work of the

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

---  This position is a “hybrid” position with selected candidate reporting in-office/ on-site minimum two (2) days a week.  Travel may be required, with prior notice and authorization, up to 15% of work operations.  ---

---  Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references.  ---
(Please email recruiting@ccintercomputers.com 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.)

Pay Rate Information

This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $35.05 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.57 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: 

---  This position is a “hybrid” position with selected candidate reporting in-office/ on-site minimum two (2) days a week. 

---  Travel may be required, with prior notice and authorization, up to 15% of work operations.  ---

---  Remote/ telework hours of operations previously availability from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern, Monday-Friday  ---

Current contract period: Date of Hire through May 31, 2024
-  with the potential for annual extensions through May 31, 2027
preference for placement/transfer as federal contract employee after six (6) months employment with C&C International

Normal Work Hours of Operation:  , Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week, two (2) 15-minute breaks and 30-minute lunch, except for federal holidays, unless otherwise stated

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:
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
-  Public Trust Suitability Determination required with favorable recommendation

Web site for more information: 
A favorable Public Trust Suitability Determination investigation is required for the position and requested on a conditional offer of employment. 

Code of Federal Regulations, CFR
Title 5 - Administrative Personnel
Chapter 1 - Office of Personnel Management
Subpart B - Civil Service Regulations
Part 731 – Suitability

Senior Paralegal
  • Requires Paralegal Certificate or Juris Doctorate
    • Minimum two (2) years of Litigation Paralegal experience required; trial experience extremely helpful
    • One (1) year of experience in Automated Litigation Support, e-Discovery Litigation Support and Technology
  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as Lexis Nexis and Westlaw
  • 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, ESI, tools and knowledge of e-Discovery procedures and resources i.e., Electronic Discovery Reference Model, EDRM
  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust favorable suitability determination

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Trial Experience
  • e-Discovery Litigation Support

Senior Paralegal
  • Works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal
    • Work products are reviewed prior to submission; however, a Senior Paralegal often develops these products with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines
  • Performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use
  • Reviews case related materials and 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
    • and reviewing documents for FOIA in Relativity.
  • Provide legal and technical services to support the Department of Justice, to include but not limited to:
    • forensically capturing, reviewing evidence, from emails and instant messages to electronic devices, and social media systems
    • time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving
    • the ability to communicate complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools

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