The Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) is a specialized group of prosecutors charged with developing and implementing strategies to disrupt and dismantle regional, national and international gangs and organized crime groups. OCGS, in partnership with United States Attorney's Offices, prosecutes significant Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) and violent crime cases against the most dangerous street gangs in the U.S.
The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) provides centralized management for the Department's asset forfeiture program to ensure its integrity and maximize its law enforcement potential, while also providing managerial direction to the Department's components in prosecuting money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Kleptocracy cases. MLARS initiates, coordinates, and reviews legislative and policy proposals impacting the asset forfeiture program and money laundering enforcement agencies.
As a Paralegal Specialist , you may perform such duties as:
Assist at all levels in the development of civil and criminal litigation, beginning at the investigation level through to filing pleadings with the court;
Work closely with attorneys in the preparation and filing of court documents;
Organize case documents, conduct first-level document review, and coordinate document productions;
Conduct various document searches using document management databases such as Relativity;
Prepare for interviews, depositions, and hearings;
Conduct extensive and thorough research in a variety of legal and non-legal databases and provide information in response to a wide range of questions; and
Prepare and organizes evidence, discovery and trial exhibits, such as statistical charts, graphs, and maps, to be presented in court.
To qualify for the GS-09 level, applicants must have one of the following:
You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
You must complete the online questionnaire and additional assessment(s).
You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
You may be required to take a drug test.
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-07 federal grade level. Specialized experience includes: conducting legal research, writing legal reports, to include summarizing factual information, legal issues, and case law relevant to a given case; and assisting with the preparation of exhibits, such as statistical charts, graphs and maps, to be presented in court.
Two full years of graduate education or a Master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent degree that demonstrates the competencies needed to do the work of the position may be substituted for the experience required.
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