Paralegal Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 25, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Full Time

  • Conducts research on legal issues using legal databases (e.g., Westlaw Next, Cyber FEDs, PACER, Lexis Advance); compiles related information, such as board decisions and case rulings using standard legal research materials. Summarizes findings and presents conclusions and supporting analysis to attorneys. Checks court and administrative legal decisions cited in memoranda and pleadings to determine whether they have been superseded or modified by subsequent decisions; checks legal citations for form and accuracy.
  • Assists multiple attorneys on an ongoing basis with preparation and assembling documentation of supporting case materials for proceedings before courts, administrative agencies, commissions, or Congressional bodies.
  • Leads the discovery process by communicating with USPS management to obtain information and documents; drafts and responds to discovery as needed (e.g., requests for admissions, objections, interrogatories, production of documents).
  • Conducts eDiscovery using the approved software program to gather and review relevant documents. Uses litigation hold systems to secure and retain information from potential witnesses.
  • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal customers, external government officials (e.g., federal, state, local), and private businesses and individuals regarding information pursuant to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, subpoenas, and judicial and administrative discovery rules and orders, or legislative review and clearance procedures. Provides advice to internal clients regarding Postal Service procedures, regulations, and protocols.
  • Prepares and reviews legal documents subject to final review and approval by an attorney; coordinates information with witnesses, and performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    The US Postal Service is seeking to fill one Paralegal Specialist in Employment Law at Headquarters in Washington DC.

    Duties and qualifications required for the position are available through the link under "How to Apply."

    Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, and challenging matters.

    Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.


  • Ability to identify legal issues presented by moderately complex factual situations and to perform investigations of the factual circumstances underlying legal issues presented.
  • Ability to present the results of research and investigations in a clear concise manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare written materials, using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with stringent deadlines set by multiple attorneys sufficient to complete research, gather information, and organize legal documents.
  • Ability to understand and utilize data from various business system (e.g., timekeeping systems, reports from operations databases, Payroll Journals).
  • Ability to utilize eDiscovery computer platform to obtain, review, sort and redact voluminous emails or other documents necessary for discovery production.
  • Knowledge of the legal process at a level sufficient to draft discovery requests and responses, engage in eDiscovery, draft pleadings, and similar documents.
  • Ability to conduct legal research utilizing standard legal research materials, including statutory and regulatory materials, policy handbooks and manuals, and legal research databases (e.g., LEXIS Advance, Westlaw Next, CyberFEDs, PACER).
  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At a minimum a qualified applicant must possess a paralegal certificate, OR at least 2 years of related paralegal experience obtained within the past 5 years (e.g., work experience at a law firm, in labor relations or human resources, or in an in-house litigation department).

  • Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.