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    The ideal candidate for this position has experience in handling litigation and administrative matters in a legal office practicing in the area of federal insurance. This position starts at a salary of $69,581 (GS-09). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Counsel team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will serve as the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Legal Division’s (FIMLD) paralegal and point of contact, providing a wide range of legal support services to all FIMLD attorneys. Typical assignments include:

    • Perform difficult and comprehensive litigation support and legal research, including issues related to implementation of the National Flood Insurance Act, FEMA's compliance with environmental laws, implementation of mitigation grant programs or the Administrative Procedures Act.
    • Provide legal and administrative support to FIMLD attorneys.
    • Maintain and control documentation for FIMLD attorney travel, training and other matters, perform duties as timekeeper, prepare correspondence and track the mailing of documents, including case monitoring and status of requests for legal assistance, and prepare reports as requested.
    • Knowledge management for FIMLD, including managing FIMLD databases, case management, and reinsurance documentation control.
    • Serve as point of contact for routine paralegal legal and administrative informational issues for FIMLD, and related matters and ensure that the directorates and staff offices are provided with timely feedback.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    0950 Paralegal Specialist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556287500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.