Project Manager/Coordinator

Alexandria, VA
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time
Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the WorldProject Manager/CoordinatorJob Description:Provides technical advice to litigation teams on legal automation options, systems capabilities, and support services available to aid in case preparation, trial preparation and trial presentation. Applies knowledge of Federal Criminal and Civil procedures, court requirements, local rules, DOJ polices and guidelines, and district practices. (40%)In coordination with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), investigators, federal agents, and paralegal specialists, becomes familiar with the details of the case and the government's strategy for proving it. Analyzes litigation support requirements to develop or recommend appropriate strategies to meet litigation needs. Recommends alternative methods and promotes the use of automated approaches as well as visual means.Develops project management strategies and tools for gathering, tracking, processing, reviewing, organizing, and producing case information in an effective, efficient, and defensible manner.Recommends a variety of available software packages including database, spreadsheet and word processing applications based on which software would be most effective for organization and management of information and documents, presentation of complex and voluminous evidence or production of graphic demonstrative evidence.Recommends best practices and procedures for processing information as part of case preparation. In consultation with the District's Litigation Support Manager, recommends, where appropriate, the use of the Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC) or MEGA IV litigation support contractors and arranges for such support. Performs essential litigation support tasks. Specifically, assignments encompass the following Litigation Support Services: (40%) Provides litigation support services, including trial preparation and presentation, in response to customer needs;Performs such services directly or in conjunction with the USAO's Litigation Support Manager;Defines and creates case databases for processing electronically stored information (ESI), case review, production, organization and trial presentation;Plans and coordinates efforts with other agencies or offices involved in litigation team activities, including recommending best practices and procedures for collecting electronically stored information in a defensible manner using available software;With attorneys and key legal support staff, organizes voluminous case information for efficient retrieval through advanced technology such as processing ESI, scanning, indexing and production of documents into a database;Assures documents are organized for efficient electronic storage and retrieval by processing ESI, defining deduplication scope, quality control, preparing appropriate indices, defining data file search criteria and indexing databases.Coordinates with the LTSC and vendors as needed; Evaluates the efficiency of litigation support technology to ensure that it is responsive to the attorney and case needs, and that it represents the best methodology available;Diagnoses and resolves problems in response to customer reported incidents;Provides customer demonstration of software (including, but not limited to Relativity) and improved software use for both new and experienced users;Assesses and provides feedback on problematic trends and patterns in customer support requirements; andProvides recommendations to resolve cited problems. Analyzes automated litigation support and recommends changes to improve support and to increase the system efficiency and effectiveness:(10%)Applies knowledge of US Attorney and court programs, and automation requirements and characteristics to develop system design alternatives and resolve problems. Provides recommendations to attorneys and other USAO personnel as to the most technically feasible, efficient and cost effective designs needed to meet user requirements and litigation objectives through automation.Diagnoses and resolves litigation support computer system problems and customizes databases (including, but not limited to Relativity) and programs modified to meet individual user needs. Develops and evaluates procedures and computer specifications designed to ensure indexing consistency, and to maximize the ease with which documents can be retrieved from tailored data files on the computer or other storage medium.Evaluates new developments in legal technology, including eDiscovery, analytics, trial presentation software and equipment and trial exhibit preparation. Recommends modifications and upgrades of software and equipment.Qualifications:Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.Bachelor's Degree in related field and 6 years of related experience in the management of mid- to large-sized projects.Must have knowledge of the legal process and familiarity with both civil and criminal law at the federal and local level. This includes the content and timing of the government's legal discovery obligations, as well as the issues to be addressed in a meet-and-confer with opposing parties and the role of the Information Technology Specialist in identifying and resolving discovery issues.Must have the ability to read legal documents, talk to attorneys, understand legal and factual issues, and subject matter details involved in a case to determine options for managing and presenting the data and to recommend a course of action.Advanced knowledge of Relativity including but not limited to: creating complex searches, and possessing the ability to train new users in the platform. Relativity certifications are desirable, but not required.Must have knowledge of, and skill in applying, most of the following:IT/LS concepts, principles, methods, and practices;eDiscovery technology;Visual design concepts;Imaging technology;Performance management/measurement methods, tools, and techniques;Systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools;IT/LS security principles and methods,Requirement analysis principles and methods;COTS products;New and emerging information technologies and/or industry trends;Analytical methods and practices;Project management principles and methods; andOral and written communication techniques.An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE's hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.EEO is the Law Poster