Paralegal Specialist - Environmental Crimes (DE)

Washington D.C.
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Full Time

75% or less - Travel is required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include pre-employment drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • Must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by closing date
  • To qualify for this position at GS-7, you must have one of the following:

    A. At least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-5 Federal grade level providing litigation support in a legal environment. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, using litigation software to identify documents potentially relevant to litigation cases or maintaining legal databases used to track the production and receipt of documents, or
    B. A bachelor's degree and Superior Academic Achievement (See below), or
    C. One full year of graduate level education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, or
    D. A combination of education and specialized experience, that together meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    Superior Academic Achievement: This provision applies to persons who have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university as evidenced by one of three methods described below (within a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled):
    1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
    2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
    3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advance on the basis of merit within the Department.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

    Resume Submission: Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The assessments for this job will measure the following competencies:

    1. Attention to Detail
    2. Decision Making
    3. Reading
    4. Flexibility
    Please Note: If you meet the qualifications required for the job, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Assessment. The invitation to the USA Hire Assessment will be sent from email address:

    You must complete the USA Hire Assessment within (48 hours) hours of being sent the email invitation to be eligible for this job. Your results will be kept on record for use when applying for future jobs that require this USA Hire Assessment. You will not be allowed to re-take it for one year. Please note: It is important that you monitor your email daily, after you apply for the job so you don't miss the invitation. If you accidentally delete the invitation to the USA Hire Assessment or otherwise need the information re-sent (e.g., you feel you have not received it due to a SPAM filter), you should immediately contact to request the invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send invitations to the USA Hire Assessment must be received by BEFORE expiration of the (48 hours) window described above. Please also monitor your Spam/Junk email folder to ensure you do not miss the link to take the USA Hire Assessment. If you do not meet the qualifications required for the job, you will not receive an invitation to complete the USA Hire Assessment. If you are found ineligible for the position:You will receive an email message notifying you of your ineligibility.
    1. You will receive an email message notifying you of your ineligibility.
    2. Your USAJOBS account will be updated to reflect your ineligibility for the position.
    3. You will not be considered further for the position.
    *Note: Additional candidates may be selected if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

    Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Drug test required Yes

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