Paralegal - Entry to Experienced Level

Employer
National Security Agency
Location
Fort Meade, MD
Posted
Jan 14, 2019
Closes
Jan 25, 2019
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements.The General Counsel is the chief NSA legal officer. Paralegals assist Attorneys in the Office of General Counsel to protect NSA's interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operates.Paralegals at NSA perform substantive legal work that would otherwise be performed by an attorney. The responsibilities of a Paralegal include:- Developing and maintaining methods to obtain, process, disseminate, catalog, and summarize information in which the work requires legal skills. - Analyzing the legal impact of legislative developments and administrative/judicial decisions, opinions/rulings on Agency programs- Conducting research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the Agency- Assisting in preparing for and attending hearings, interviewing witnesses, managing evidence and drafting legal documents - Maintaining legal files and various software applications to extract legal information to compile reports. - Preparing reports to Congress and other government agencies - Managing functions and responsibilities of special projects/programs within the Office of General Counsel under the general supervision of a Managing Attorney- Advising management on project/program matters, offer recommendations, and provide liaison to clients as required.,Skills,The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is:- motivated- detail-oriented- customer and results oriented- able to adjust to changing situational requirements- able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders- able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables,Qualifications,Salary Range: $24,086- $59,762 (Entry/Developmental)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience.Experience in a legal or policy function (eg, internship with a government office or legal firm, working as a legal aid, litigation, legislation, and paralegal) is desired. Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required.Salary Range: $56,233 - $73,105 (Full Performance)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.Degree in Legal Studies, Pre-Law, or Criminal Justice is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.Relevant experience must be in a legal or policy function (eg, internship with a government office or legal firm, working as a legal aid, litigation, legislation, and paralegal). Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required. DoD or IC experience is preferred.Salary Range: $68,036 - $126,062 (Senior)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.Degree in Legal Studies, Pre-Law, or Criminal Justice is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.Relevant experience must be in a legal or policy function (eg, internship with a government office or legal firm, working as a legal aid, litigation, legislation, and paralegal). Paralegal Certification from a recognized accredited US program is required. Experience in the DoD or IC and practicing in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying is preferred.,Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule,This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

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