Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the Civil Division, Torts Branch, Environmental Torts.  The Environmental Torts Section defends the government in property and personal injury cases involving toxic substances in the environment, the workplace, and government-owned facilities, including housing. 

The Civil Division of the United States, Department of Justice is seeking a qualified, experienced Paralegal Specialist for a Permanent Appointment.  The Paralegal Specialist will be expected to perform basic and factual legal research using a variety of web-based sources, and analyzing legal documents and other case material. Candidates must possess the following: Experience designing and maintaining databases, such as Concordance, Summation, Relativity and CaseMap to house legal data related to assigned cases.    


·      Drafts pleadings, motions, briefs and other papers in cases handled by the Office. 

·       Analyzes assigned documents for supportive evidence, organizing and writing synopses for use of Office attorneys.

·       Assist attorneys in conducting pre-trial examinations of potential witnesses. 

·       Uses electronic case management systems for litigation support. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • To attend trial.

Relocation Authorized

  • No