Legal Administrative Specialist (Litigation Support)


Vacancy ID: 760571   Announcement Number: 13-MA-760571-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 328450800

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1. Title of Job

Legal Administrative Specialist (Litigation Support)


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4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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10. Lowest Grade

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09

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Legal Adminstrative Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

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250120025 Boston, MA

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For each of the following (1) questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-09 Legal Administrative Specialist.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: working in automated legal databases; performing routine and recurring litigation support assignments (e.g., preparing computerized trial presentations or exhibits, and indexing documents into a database); providing assistance to litigation support customers; analyzing case requirements to identify appropriate litigation support approaches; researching, analyzing, and summarizing relevant legal precedents; preparing a variety of legal and trial related documents.

B. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level based on education, because I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B.); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of a GS-09 Legal Administrative Specialist.

C. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level based on a combination of specialized experience as described above graduate-level education as described above which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 18 semester hours (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. (Only graduate education in excess of the first full year may be used in this calculation).

D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

2. I have experience utilizing various software applications to design and create litigation support databases and processing e-discovery.

A. I have the experience that is described above.
B. I do not have the experience that is described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Maintains tracking logs of media, data, productions and case-specific discovery protocols.

4. Prepares training materials for litigation support applications.

5. Customizes electronic production specifications based upon specific case and discovery requirements.

6. Prepares electronic document productions in a variety of software specific formats.

7. Scans, codes, and OCRs paper documents.

8. Works with information technology staff in resolving litigation support computer system problems and customizing databases and programs modified to meet user needs.

9. Assists and/or trains attorneys and legal support staff in organizing voluminous case information for efficient retrieval through automated means such as scanning, indexing and controlling of documents into a database.

10. Manages internal and external discovery and forensic service providers.

11. Provides litigation support software training and helpdesk support.

12. Provides organizational, legal and technical assistance to support the litigation teams with legal automation requirements and systems capabilities.

13. Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems associated with litigation support applications.

14. Copies CD/DVDs and hard drives.

15. Edits audio and video files for use during discovery and trial.

16. Prepares trial graphics, photo boards, maps, charts and other demonstrative exhibits required for litigation.

17. Designs and creates Concordance, IPRO, ISYS, and CaseMap litigation support databases.

18. Creates, modifies, imports, and exports litigation support database specific load files.

19. Prepares computerized trial presentation programs.

20. Utilized LAW PreDiscovery processing software program.

21. Utilized IPRO eCapture processing software program.

22. Utilized IPRO eScanit processing software program.

23. Utilized Nuix processing software program.

24. Utilized Clearwell processing software program.

25. Utilized Access Data Forensic Toolkit.

For question number 26, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- My most recent experience processing ESI is within the last 2 years.
B- My most recent experience processing ESI is within the last 5 years.
C- My most recent experience processing ESI is within the last 7 years.
D- I have no experience processing ESI.

26. Indicate the frequency in which you processed electronically stored information (ESI) for use in civil or criminal cases.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

27. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

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Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all
necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department
of Justice.