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Legal Assistant IV
Ref No.: 18-01284
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Start Date: 02/21/2018
Order # RFQ1266754
Job Title Legal Assistant IV
Number of resumes 5 potential candidate
Resume Due 02/27/2018 EOD

Job Description
Job Title Legal Assistant IV
Client Department of Justice
Place of Performance The United States Attorneys' Office,
8000 World Trade Center,
101 W. Main Street, Norfolk, VA
Resume Due 2/27/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 5
Period of performance Base Period: April 5, 2018 through April 4, 2019
Option Period One: April 5, 2019 through April 4, 2020
Option Period Two: April 5, 2020 through April 4, 2021
Option Period Three: April 5, 2021 through April 4, 2022
Option Period Four: April 5, 2022 through April 4, 2023
Work Hours 40 hours a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Able to successfully pass a minimum Background Investigation prior to starting work on-site.
Experience Federal court and USAO experience is preferred.

Job Duties
The work requires (1) knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices typically used by legal assistants and administrative support staff in a law firm or government litigating office; (2) skill and experience in executing a wide variety of clerical and administrative tasks; and (3) an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of assigned AUSAs.
The tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Copying, scanning, and organizing legal materials, case filings, and office documents in both paper and electronic formats;
  • Scheduling meetings, depositions, reserving conference rooms, and arranging for video teleconferences;
  • Preparing domestic travel requests for assigned attorneys;
  • Reserving interpreters, ordering transcripts and completing forms to procure expert witnesses;
  • Sending, filing, logging, locating, and tracking internal and external office correspondence and court files;
  • Opening/closing civil case files in electronic databases; initiating case opening/closing paperwork;
  • Updating the CaseView docketing system with case events;
  • Reviewing and scheduling workload to ensure the efficient use of time and resources;
  • Preparing subpoenas and forms using office templates along with accompanying budget forms; drafting basic legal documents and correspondence,
  • Proofreading legal documents for accuracy, proper format, spelling, punctuation, and grammar;
  • Working with attorneys, paralegals, litigation support, and permanent legal assistants to organize and prepare documents, exhibits, pleadings, and briefs in paper and electronic format for court hearings, trials, appeals and post-conviction motions;
  • Compliance with DOJ's ethics and standards of conduct policies and procedures, abide by the USAO's professional responsibility obligations, conduct himself/herself with integrity, and maintain a professional demeanor.

Skills Required:
  • Computer Skills: Must have the ability to perform basic functions in software applications such as Microsoft (MS) Outlook, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and possess basic data entry skills while working with databases and specialized office systems. Communication skills are extremely important. Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The Contractor will be expected to communicate with attorneys, paralegals, court personnel, client agencies, expert witnesses and court reporters to obtain or provide information in support of civil litigation.
  • Prior knowledge of and experience with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the United States Code is preferred.

When travel is authorized by the Government, cost for transportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with conditions set out in the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) prescribed by the General Services Administration (GSA) for travel in the United States.