Paralegal

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Paralegal for the CIA, you will provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. You will support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.
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Responsibilities

As a Paralegal for the CIA, you will provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. You will support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/paralegal.html

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/paralegal.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Paralegal certificate or degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Broad range of experience in the legal profession as a working paralegal.
  • Ability to research, analyze and organize effectively.
  • Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and PACER.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/paralegal.html

Education

  • Paralegal certificate or degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

Benefits

Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. To learn more about CIA benefits, click the following link: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

Other Information

For more information on CIA Careers, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit : https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/paralegal.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume.
  • Unofficial paralegal transcripts.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Three (3) legal references with full names and contact information.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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