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Office of the Solicitor

Boise, ID

Paralegal Specialist

LocationBoise, Idaho
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2023-01-17
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-12-14

Job Description:

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? The Pacific Northwest Region is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to perform a full range of legal and litigation support for attorneys in field office located in Boise, Idaho... Salary: $66,214 (Step 01) to $86,074 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Open to current or former Federal employees: SOL-23-11764571-ST-KHB • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs . As a Paralegal Specialist with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID field office, your specific duties will include: • Primary point of contact on administrative litigation for the Boise Field Solicitor's Office; facilitates client agencies compilation of administrative appeal files for the Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Interior Board of Land Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; responds to agency questions on compilation of the Administrative Record; maintains electronic copies of files for administrative cases; reviews, monitors, and assures calendar and litigation is entered in case matter tracking software and updated appropriately; provides advice on most efficient method for preparing legal documents. • Provide litigation support to attorneys handling lawsuits; this paralegal work includes reviewing production of documents, drafting declarations, obtaining responsive documents, locating witnesses, drafting privilege logs for attorney review, doing cite checks efficiently and effectively, and maintaining custody of exhibits, documents, and files. • In both administrative and federal court litigation, incumbent will be an integral player throughout discovery by working with key employees to find responsive discovery records and to manage the review of those records once retrieved; may review or assist attorneys with drafting appropriate discovery responses, including depositions and interrogatories, as well as declarations, pleadings, settlement memos, and pretrial or post-trial memorandums; may prepare charts, graphs or tables for trials. • Research legal issues and provide analysis involving Federal and state laws, statutes, regulations, and agency policy guidance. • Establishes, organizes, and maintains office files and records. Able to lift or move a box of file records that weighs up to 25 pounds (hand cart and dolly are available to assist) SOL has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with the DOI Telework policy and with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location four days per week, and may be permitted to telework one day per week. For additional information on telework you may access the Department of Interior's Telework Handbook at https://www.doi.gov/telework/policies. Applicants must possess one of the following to qualify for the GS-11 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service that demonstrates a practical knowledge of law, litigation and judicial process, and applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Examples of specialized experience may include the following: analyzing and evaluating legal decisions and case files to identify relevant issues; conducting legal research concerning precedents and past court decisions; composing legal briefs, summaries of analyses and decisions, and preparing evidence and documents to support recommendations .--OR a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study pertinent to legal analysis work such as law; --OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study pertinent to legal analysis work such as law; --OR 1-year of combined graduate education and experience as defined. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement

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