E Discovery Specialist, CG-0301-11/12

US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

This position is located in the Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section of the Legal Division at the FDIC. The Section investigates and litigates professional liability claims and pursues entry of restitution and forfeiture orders in criminal actions related to failed financial institutions. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Job Grade: 11
Total Openings:


**This announcement has been amended to revise the requirements for this position and extend the closing date.** At the full performance level, major duties include: Facilitates the analysis and disclosure of ESI collected for eDiscovery purposes, monitors data collection efforts, creates appropriate file structures, converts document images, and creates and edits load files. Conducts research using library references, files, corporate records, private and governmental studies, electronic databases (such a Westlaw, LEXIS, and PACER, CLEAR), and other pertinent sources to supply needed legal or factual information for inclusion in memoranda, directives, and pleadings. Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorneys for use in interpretation and advisory requests, or in litigation. Assists Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section (PLFCS) in developing and carrying out Discovery Response Plans; assists in implementing and ensuring compliance with litigation holds, including maintaining ESI and documents subject to litigation holds; and assists in ensuring that cases are managed in compliance with FDIC E-discovery policies, procedures, and practices. The incumbent coordinates with the eDiscovery Group regarding various E-discovery requests and issues. Designs and executes search strategies for employing sophisticated E-discovery software applications such as Relativity to locate, recover, and organize potentially responsive ESI in connection with investigatory and litigation work. Provides agency attorneys and paralegals with technical assistance specifically dedicated to researching, reviewing, and retrieving ESI, including the operation of eDiscovery software programs and automated systems such as Relativity. Supervise the activities of private contractors hired to assist in completing high volume eDiscovery projects. Attends trials and other legal proceedings to provide support for trial proceedings, especially with respect to the manner in which electronically stored information is to be presented as evidence.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here. To qualify for the CG-11: Applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CG-09 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing eDiscovery support in investigations or litigation, including the organization and maintenance of electronically stored information through the use of litigation support technology such as Relativity. OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR COMBINATION of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. To qualify for the CG-12: Applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CG-11 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing eDiscovery support in investigations or litigation, including facilitating the use of assisted review tools and designing advanced search strategies in eDiscovery platforms such as Relativity. Assisted review tools are defined as the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) or Active Learning. Advanced search strategies are defined as the use of structured and conceptual analytical tools, including email threading, textual near duplication, clustering, keyword expansion, or similar document detection. Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined ???well qualified??? for this position. For more information, click here.

Job Requirements:

Registration with the Selective Service. U.S. Citizenship is required. Employment Conditions. Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required. Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required. If contacted for an interview, a skills assessment may be administered, which may include demonstrating the ability to perform: use of eDiscovery software and legal research tools; indexing; proof reading; site checking; or the use of common computer software or systems.

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