Paralegal Specialist (Recent Grads) in Washington DC – Application period closes 10/27
5 vacancies in the following location:

Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent
Salary Range
$43,684.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year


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

The National Security Division (NSD) is responsible for coordinating the Department’s efforts in carrying out its core mission of combating terrorism and protecting national security. NSD is responsible for developing, enforcing, and supervising the application of all federal criminal laws related to the national counterterrorism and counterespionage enforcement programs, except those specifically assigned to other divisions. NSD also serves as the Department’s liaison to the United States Intelligence Community (USIC), including when the USIC appears before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. In addition, NSD advises the Attorney General regarding all matters of National Security Policy.

The purpose of the Recent Graduates Program is to provide graduates from a qualifying educational institution or program the opportunity to participate in a career development program. If selected for this position, you will be appointed to the excepted service on a one-year appointment. Participants who successfully meet the requirements at the end of their first year may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. This conversion is at the agency’s discretion.

If selected, you will:

be provided a mentor;
have an Individual Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development and training activities;
complete least 40 hours of formal, interactive training;
and be required to demonstrate successful job performance.
Assist attorneys and paralegal specialists in researching pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents.
Conduct general searches of legal documents, court cases, and/or statutory references.
Track and organizes case and other legal information using automated applications.
Search files and assembles relevant materials to assist attorneys in answering general correspondence.
Research and verify citations and references contained in legal documents using The Bluebook, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and federal statutes.
Correct erroneous or incomplete citations, references in briefs and other case documents.
Ensure documents conform to standards of court or administrative bodies.
Assist attorneys in pretrial preparations by preparing, scheduling, reviewing, and organizing discovery; interviewing and managing witnesses; and researching case law.


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