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Leidos

Document Management Analyst II – Legal Assistant ( R-00062755 )

Legal

Legal Assistant

Yearly

No

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Description

Job Description:

Be part of a dynamic team in providing legal and technical services to support the Department of Justice and other U.S. Government agencies. From emails and instant messages, to serves, electronic devices, and social media systems, we’re equipped to meet the challenge of forensically capturing, reviewing, and illuminating the “smoking gun” evidence. Join us and make a difference.

Leidos is looking for a top notch candidate to perform office and legal support for one of our federal agency customers in Brooklyn, NY for various sections/divisions. The Contractor is to provide legal support services directly and independently supporting Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) in the Criminal Division by providing a wide variety of technical assistance services. The work requires a specialized knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices of activities in conjunction with a knowledge of clerical and administrative office skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the assigned AUSA(s).

This position is anticipated to start on September 1, 2021. However, employment is contingent on ability to successfully obtain a minimum of a Public Trust Waiver prior to your start date as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Suitability Determination for the duration of this position. Overtime and travel may be required as needed with proper authorization. Individual may support any division/section within depending on the needs of the office at time of hire.

Typical assignments include but not limited to:

- Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format.

- Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents.

- Obtains needed information from appropriate sources and submits drafted legal documents to the appropriate AUSA.

- Prepares responsive documents with limited instructions from the AUSA.

- Compiles variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.

- Provides organizational support for investigative and trial teams, as well as assists with creation of exhibits and documents, and presentation of evidence for trials.

- Ability and skills to create summaries of deposition transcripts, creates charts and chronologies for Grand Jury subpoenas, and participates in witness interviews of assigned cases. This skillset may be obtained in post-secondary coursework.

- Possesses strong communication skills, and is able to maintain regular contact with law enforcement agencies, witnesses, opposing counsel, experts, and court personnel.

- Drafts correspondence that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., discovery letters, transmittal of pleadings, requests for extensions of time in specific cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.

- Produce a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. Transcribes audio recordings such as wire taps. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

- Establishes and maintains a variety of files.

- Searches legal reference files for information needed by AUSAs.

- Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes case files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.

- Verifies citations and statutory references contained in legal documents using original and online resources.

- Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.

- Develops tables of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established formats.

- Lists cited cases, opinions and miscellaneous references in briefs.

- Maintains calendar of assigned active cases.

- Tracks filing and hearing dates.

- Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines.

The above mentioned duties may be performed as single functions or in combination with one another for the respective position. One is expected to perform duties as defined by the contract

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Three years of experience on major litigation support assignments may require experience or substantial undergraduate coursework in, for example, finance/accounting, health care, or substantial experience in the legal environment or in information technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a team environment.

  • Requires hands-on familiarity with the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, data processing environments, including office automation networks, PC-based databases and other applications, internet and server-based databases and other applications, such as Oracle, Relativity or other document review platform, Trial Director, etc.

  • Should be a knowledgeable user of the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, imaging, and hardware systems.

  • Ability to perform detailed work consistently, accurately, and under pressure extremely important.

  • Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff.

  • Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office.

  • Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.

  • Some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Possess ability to be trained and perform other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications, preferred.

- Paralegal Certificate or Paralegal experience, strongly preferred.

- Automated litigation support experience.

- Trial experience very helpful.

- Experience with criminal cases.

- Experience with organization and management of a large volume of documents/discovery.

- Current or active clearance.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020,

Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust

Travel:No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Shift:Day

Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:SCA General Clerk

Pay Range: