Job Overview


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

About the Office: The District of Alaska is an energetic, forward-looking District comprised of three staffed offices: Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. We are currently interviewing for a Paralegal Specialist for our Juneau Office. The position also requires occasional support of Assistant United States Attorney's located in the Anchorage and Fairbanks offices.

Who may apply:  All United States Citizens.

Salary Information: The range of pay is $51,825 to $81,511. Salary ranges contain multiple steps. In most cases, the salary will be set at the starting end of the range for the grade level qualified.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-AK-1017547-M.

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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a wide range of paralegal support services for Assistant United States Attorney's involved in criminal and civil prosecutions, and grand jury investigations for federally cognizable cases. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Preparing a variety of substantial legal documents
  • Conducting interviews of witnesses and potential complainants and assisting with witness preparation
  • Preparing a variety of trial-related documents such as discovery letters, exhibit lists, jury instructions, trial subpoenas and pretrial motions
  • Researching, analyzing and summarizing relevant legal precedents for applicability to assigned cases and preparing digest of points of law involved
  • Providing litigative case management such as organizing and cataloging extensive documentary evidence for trial
  • Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 - 5 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No