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Paralegal Specialist (Recent Graduate),Offices, Boards and Divisions Civil Division,02-08-2021,USA Gov

2021-02-09 USAJob USA Government

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2021 to 02/12/2021

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 7 - 9

  • Salary

    $49,157 to $78,167 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Upon satisfactory completion of the program (1 year) you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent appointment. If your performance is not satisfactory or if you fail to satisfactorily complete this program employment will be terminated.

  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • District of Columbia, DC 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Eligibility: Students who will meet the educational requirements at the end of Spring semester 2021 may apply. Selection(s) will be made at the GS-07 or GS-09 grade level with noncompetitive promotion potential to GS-11.

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  • Duties


    The Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a paralegal who has graduated within the last 2 years to work with attorneys in the Constitutional and Specialized Torts - Vaccine Litigation section. Paralegals assist trial attorneys on cases arising under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The successful candidate will work side-by-side with a team of attorneys and paralegals on cases dealing with cutting edge topics of science and the law.

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    As a Paralegal Specialist (Recent Graduate) GS- 0950-7/9, your typical work assignments may include the following:

    • Conducting research, writing and drafting documents, and organizing as related to legal services;
    • Analyzing factual data, preparing exhibits, preparing case statements;
    • Performing research into factual aspects of assigned cases;
    • Assisting senior staff attorneys in preparing pleadings or briefs;
    • Handling correspondence and potential conflict between client agencies and attorneys' goals;
    • Assisting attorneys in conducting interviews with witnesses;
    • Managing, tracking, and organizing case information;
    • Reading and developing synopses and timelines of evidence;
    • Analyzing testimony, depositions and preparing summaries.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    11 - Full performance level of this position is GS-11.

  • Job family (Series)

    0950 Paralegal Specialist

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    • Paralegals

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591663200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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