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    Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

    This is an excepted service appointment under the DOJ Pathways Recent Graduate Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the selected applicant may, at the agency's discretion, be converted to a term or permanent appointment. A Recent Graduate converted to a term appointment may be converted non-competitively to a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.

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    Responsibilities

    These trainee positions will be centrally managed by the Administrative Management Section (ADM) of the Civil Rights Division. The selected applicant(s) will perform legal support functions and factual research under the direction of a supervisory paralegal in ADM and supervisory paralegals, senior paralegals, and attorneys within the various sections of the Division.

    If selected as a Paralegal Specialist GS-0950-7, typical work assignments may vary based upon the needs of the individual sections, their practice areas, and a host of other factors. Typical assignments, however, can include:

    1. Assisting trial attorneys in active prosecutions by documenting and producing discovery material to defense counsel;
    2. Organizing and maintaining litigation files;
    3. Assisting with coordinating witness pretrial interviews;
    4. Drafting routine legal correspondence under the supervision of attorneys;
    5. Conducting factual and legal research using computer databases;
    6. Cite checking legal authority;
    7. Preparing exhibits for display during trial;
    8. Assisting with requests for information under the FOIA;
    9. Working with the Interactive Case Management (ICM) system to track the status of cases and matters pending in the office;
    10. Assisting with general office duties by reviewing and drafting responses to incoming correspondence, analyzing complaints from the public, and communicating your analysis to lead attorneys;
    11. Obtaining information from members of the public who contact the office by phone; and
    12. Performing privilege reviews under the guidance of an attorney.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    0950 Paralegal Specialist

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