Legal Assistant

Department Of Justice New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

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The Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch/New York Field Office is seeking a qualified and experienced Legal Assistant for a permanent appointment. The Legal Assistant will be expected to assist in the management of the Section's litigation and provide support to the legal staff in performing critical duties.

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As a Legal Assistant, GS-0986-07/08, typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Establishing, coordinating, and maintaining litigation case files for assigned cases.

  • Assisting attorneys in analyzing and evaluating information, gathering material and authorities, and compiling draft reports and memoranda for use by attorneys.

  • Assisting attorneys in responding to inquiries about cases received from the courts, client agencies, fact and expert witnesses, etc., in directing inquiries to the appropriate person.

  • Preparing non-legal correspondence for signature by the Director and other attorneys, such as transmittals, acknowledgements, and requests for information concerning case matters.

  • Establishing and maintaining legal reference files such as appropriate scientific and technical articles, expert witness reference materials, and materials on current litigation issues, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0986 Legal Assistance

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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 one year probationary period


  • To qualify for the GS-07 position, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service such as: Compiling and abstracting information; establishing and maintaining automated and working case file systems; and initiating and composing standardized legal forms routinely needed for specific legal actions.

  • To qualify for the GS-08 position, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service such as: compiling draft reports and memoranda for use by attorneys in preparing opinions, briefs, motions, pleadings, and other legal documents; assisting in requesting and tracking information from sensitive record sources such as medical records, social security and employment files, and the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.

  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

  • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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