Paralegal

7 days left

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Posted
Feb 20, 2021
Closes
Mar 12, 2021
Ref
21-00309
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as a litigation paralegal as part of a fun and fast-paced team. Should have a high level of comfort and experience with technology and legal software programs, including e-filing in federal courts and utilizing case management systems and eDiscovery platforms, as well as an understanding of ESI and eDiscovery procedures. Must have r esearch experience using Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis, cite-checking, proofreading, and formatting citations in accordance with the Bluebook. Must have the ability to manage large document productions, including identifying privileged material, redacting confidential material, applying Bates numbers. Will use programs such as Foxit or Adobe. Prepares document production logs using Microsoft Excel. Uses case management systems and eDiscovery platforms to administration to organize documents. Must have experience in assisting attorneys in federal, state and administrative courts, including discovery preparation such as depositions, witness subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, interrogatories, request for production, and requests for admissions, as well as mediation, hearing, and trial preparation. Must have the ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data. Must be able to work efficiently in a team driven environment, prioritize assignments, and to delegate when necessary. Must also have ability to manage work flow and work under tight deadlines and other time constraints, while responding to competing and shifting priorities.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associates degree in paralegal or legal assistance studies or closely related field;
Plus one year of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing litigation support.
  • Strong technical skills, including in the use of Sharefile, Microsoft Office and Foxit.
  • Ability to apply statistical analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends in data.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience providing eDiscovery technical services.
  • Ability to process, load, and troubleshoot native data into eDiscovery platforms.
  • Thorough understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model.
  • Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) certification.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must be able to stand in one place for long periods of time using copier. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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