Paralegal Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jun 09, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

In fulfillment of the Inspector General Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides auditing, investigative, and other services to support and assist the SBA in achieving its statutory mission. The OIG provides independent, objective oversight to improve the integrity, accountability, and performance of the SBA and its programs for the benefit of the American people. The OIG seeks to improve SBA programs by identifying key issues facing the Agency, recommending corrective actions, and promoting a high level of integrity.

This position is located in the Office of Counsel, Office of Inspector General. The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal, litigation and other support to the Counsel and attorney-advisors in the Counsel Division.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve on a one-year probationary period.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following basic education requirements for this position:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-950-07 which could have been gained working as a trainee or by performing similar related legal tasks; OR
    Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a related field such as Law, Paralegal Studies, or other appropriate legal programs or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
    Combination of education and experience.Specialized Experience for this position is defined as: Providing legal, litigation and other support by pulling statutes, identifying cases and summarizing information; performing preliminary Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act (FOIA) analysis, drafting preliminary responses, and redacting and transmitting responses; completing a subpoena template and preparing preliminary draft subpoenas; assembling and arranging case files, documents and exhibits; coordinating law matters with internal and external stakeholders; or similar experience.

    Transcript(s) must be provided if your qualifications are based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Verify School accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *** For further information, click on: Foreign Education.

    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.


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