Paralegal Specialist

US Government, Department of Energy

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Job Grade: 9
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

As a Paralegal Specialist for The Office of Counsel, you will be responsible for the following: Provide paralegal support to staff attorneys and the Chief Counsel on a variety of technical issues and problems through written and oral communication and basic research. Maintains IG subpoena, FOIA or other case files and supports drafting documents and review/summary of information. Assist with compilation, review, tracking and summarizing information, including use of the database systems to input, sort, search, and track investigative and litigation materials and assists with eDiscovery and litigation holds. Incumbent coordinates with the OIG eDiscovery coordinator and serves as an Office of Counsel liaison to the OIG eDiscovery coordinator. Assists with researching and drafting content for legal aspects of the OIG website, such as whistleblower protections, mandatory disclosures, and Inspector General authorities. Performs a variety of tasks to support attorneys in administrative and judicial proceedings, settlement negotiations, investigations, and other legal contexts.

Qualifications:

Specialized Experience and or Education: GS-9: To qualify for the GS-9, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience which has equipped you with: 1) Written and oral communication and summarizing complex information. 2)Research (basic legal research is preferred). 3)Data system use to compile, track, and search documents and information.
OR
Successful completion of a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR a LL.B. or J.D., if related. GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience with: 1) FOIA, EEO, or other personnel matters, whistleblowers, Privacy Act, or other legal authorities. 2) Compilation, sorting, searching of information or use of Relativity or similar data system or experience with eDiscovery. 3) Basic legal research or litigation files or case tracking. OR
Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR a LL.M, if related. OR A combination of Education and Experience, that has equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above. If applicable credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

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