Legal Assistant (Financial Litigation) Office Automation - #19544027

Department Of Justice


Date: Apr 7, 2021
City: Jackson, MS
Contract type: Full time
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Summary


For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.


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


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Responsibilities


If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the Asset Recovery Section that is responsible for Financial Litigation. Typical duties will include:



  • Providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services to Attorneys;

  • Examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format;

  • Reviewing incoming material and determining the needs for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels;

  • Initiating contact with debtors concerning payment of their obligations, their ability to pay and negotiating written payment schedules to assure successful collection of debts;

  • Conducting legal research and searching legal precedent in indices and computerized legal reference systems and listing cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs;

  • Reviewing, evaluating and verifying debtors account status and payment transactions;

  • Interpreting and enforcing judgments in criminal cases, and independently performing all functions to collect amounts imposed as a result of the prosecution of criminal cases;

  • Aiding in preparing and organizing evidence for production as discovery and for use in trial;

  • Producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications.


Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


Travel Required


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


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


8



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Conditions of Employment



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required

  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable

  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


Qualifications


To be eligible at the GS-7 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level.


Specialized experience is defined as experience providing trial support to attorneys by preparing complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents accurately and in proper format; verifying citations and statutory references contained in legal documents; assisting with discovery, hearing or trial preparation by performing duties such as compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists; and using software applications and legal and non-legal databases to produce legal related reports and documents, conduct factual research, develop tables of contents and indices to briefs, and prepare courtroom presentations, provides technical processing activities associated with debt collection for criminal and/or civil debts; and drafts and/or prepares letters, forms and reports necessary to initiate the collection of debts.


To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


Education


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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