Attorney Advisor (E-Discovery)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 23, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Management Programs (OMP) in the Civil Division. OMP provides administrative and support services to the Civil Division, including budget and finance, facilities, human resources management, information technology, litigation support, records management, and security. It provides Civil Division attorneys with a modern and efficient environment for practicing law, and Civil Division leadership with management and organizational advice.
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Responsibilities

The Attorney Advisor, Electronic Discovery will have a variety of responsibilities including advising, assisting and training all Division attorneys and support staff, as well as client agencies on e-discovery matters. The Attorney Advisor must posses outstanding expertise in the field of e-discovery. The Attorney Advisor will play an important role for the Civil Division and the Department of Justice in further developing e-discovery strategies to meet new legal e-discovery and advances in technology. The Attorney Advisor will work closely with other e-discovery attorneys as well as Division staff, senior DOJ management, and other federal agencies.

MAJOR DUTIES:
  • Creates and monitors litigation holds internal to the Division and the Department for Civil Division matters.
  • Develops materials for the Civil Division e-discovery website.
  • Keeps attorneys abreast of electronic discovery developments.
  • Provides guidance to case teams as they prepare for civil litigation by advising case teams on legal and technical electronic discovery issues.
  • Provides legal advice to Civil Division attorneys on electronic discovery issues.
  • Develops electronic discovery policies, practices, and trainings.
  • Drafts e-discovery guidance based upon interpretations of rules, regulations, and case law regarding electronic discovery and information management.
  • Ensures that the e-discovery team is taking proactive measures to address the anticipated e-discovery needs of the Division.
  • Works closely with federal agencies to provide guidance and expertise in handling litigation involving e-discovery cases.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of a fourteen month trial period
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment / duty location.


Qualifications

Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least three years of post J.D. expereince to qualify at the GS-14 level and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level.

You must also be a U.S. citizen.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, both legal and technical e-discovery disciplines. Applicants should have excellent writing, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; exhibit good judgment, and have experience in counseling on e-discovery matters.

Prior E-Discovery litigation experience preferred.

Education

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 www.ed.gov.

OR

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your resume. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/ .

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation ( e.g. , the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s).

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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 advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to resume@benderconsult.com, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com .

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: www.sss.gov .

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. Your application will be evaluated by a reviewing panel.

Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 120 days after the closing date of the vacancy.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Writing Sample (not more than 5 pages in length
  • DD-214 and/or veteran documentation, (if applicable).


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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