Paralegal, Pensacola, FL, US ID #18224 ***MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A PUBLIC TRUST CLEARANCE*** CN3S provides personalized professional and support services to ensure our clients' success. Whether your program requires mission, IT, environmental or medical support, CN3S offers the best solutions to finish your job on time and within budget. CN3S has proven expertise in navigating the competitive and tribal 8(a) acquisition environments.
This gives our clients more control over project scopes and budgets, streamlines the procurement process and alleviates acquisition delays. For more company information, visit our site at www. http://cherokeenation3s.com https://cherokee-federal.com/ SUMMARY THE PARALEGAL II SHALL PROVIDE LITIGATIVE LEGAL SUPPORT AT THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE DIRECT LEGAL SUPPORT TO ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS BY PREPARING SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS; PERFORMING LEGAL RESEARCH; COMPILING, INDEXING, AND MAINTAINING MATERIALS FOR DISCOVERY; PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS; ASSISTING IN COURTROOM PROCEEDINGS AND UPDATING CASE DATA AND DEADLINES AS REQUIRED. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Includes the following: * Prepare Documentation: Contractor shall prepare legal documents to include various motions, responses, pleadings, notices, briefs, and other legal documents for AUSA review and approval.
Contractor shall ensure proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar are in accordance to Court standards. Contractor may compose letters or electronic communications that do not require legal interpretations, but require working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology. Upon approval, Contractor may process the documents by electronically filing documents on the Court website. * Maintaining Files: Contractor shall maintain deadlines by docketing and using automated case tracking systems.
Docketing may include logging in filed proceedings, upcoming deadlines, and monitoring pending actions. Contractor will use a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases for case specific matters to assist in maintaining an electronic docket and calendar on a case-by-case basis. * Trial Preparation: Contractor shall compile, prepare and summarize relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery; index and send out discovery for various case files; maintain and control exhibits; summarize depositions and court proceedings for assigned cases; retrieve legal documents from opposing counsel; and monitor upcoming deadlines. Contractor shall also provide assistance concerning status of procedures, and keep appropriate personnel informed of pending actions, and progress of court proceedings.
Contractor may also prepare tables, graphs and charts to be incorporated into legal documents for courtroom presentations. * Legal Research: Contractor shall use online legal resources to verify citations and statutory references as cited in legal documents. Ensure citations are complete and consistent in sourced material. Contractor shall utilize a variety of automated legal research tools, as well as public information databases to cross-reference documents for accuracy before providing copies to court and opposing counsel. * Courtroom Assistance: Contractor shall support and assist attorneys in the courtroom by preparing exhibit cross-references; and screening documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. * Related Duties: Contractor should possess excellent written and oral communication skills; should have familiarity with a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office; databases such as document review and file management systems; Adobe PDF; familiarity with e-discovery procedures; and the ability to communicate effectively through phone and e-mail.
Contractor may serve as the assistant concerning the status or relevant procedural issues, while exercising discretion and judgement in determining what information may be provided and to whom. Contractor may make recommendations to AUSAs on the most appropriate legal action, based on research, analyzing and summarizing relevant legal precedents for assigned cases. SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY * No supervisory or management authority. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE * A minimum of three (3) years-experience in a civil law environment; * Ability to conduct legal research and analysis; * Knowledge of the litigation process to include court rules and procedures for prosecutions; * Ability to draft/develop detailed legal documents and correspondence; * Ability to communicate orally; * Ability to use a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite; * Experience using a variety of e-discovery platforms; * Knowledge of and skill in using spreadsheets and schedules, in order to gather data, analyze, and present findings. * A paralegal certificate is desired, but not required; and * U.S. Citizenship. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES * Must have basic legal knowledge, including knowledge of standard legal citation to cite check legal motions and memorandum and must have sufficient experience with legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw to perform basic legal research. * Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, thorough knowledge and hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including: word- processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems.
Role also requires basic familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. * Strong analytical and organizational skills. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. * Individual(s) selected will be subject to a Department of Justice background investigation. Candidate must be able to successfully pass a Minimum Background Investigation prior to starting work on site and receive favorable adjudication of the appropriate Department of Justice background investigation consistent with a position sensitivity level 5, which requires the completion of an SF 85P/S, Questionnaire/s for Public Trust Position. WORK ENVIRONMENT This position works in an office setting; some walking, standing, bending and carrying of small office items is required.
There may be a need for the candidate to work overtime depending on work and caseload. About Cherokee Federal Cherokee Federal - a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses - is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios. Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S.
territories. Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team. cherokee-federal.com Compliance Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S.
Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the