The Technology Advisor is a key specialist advising on electronic discovery and litigation support work within Chief Counsel. The incumbent serves as an electronic discovery and litigation technology expert on the use of different litigation technology software, analyzes the electronic discovery and related litigation needs of each case, makes recommendations for the appropriate software programs, and processes electronically stored information (ESI) based on the needs of each case.
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What is Procedure and Administration? The Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) (PA) provides legal services in federal tax procedure and administration including legal issues arising out of the assessment and collection of federal taxes, bankruptcy, ethics, abatement, credits, refunds of federal taxes, judicial proceedings, and disclosure of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act matters.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. This list is not inclusive.
Processing and developing databases using electronic discovery software such as Relativity, Law, Clearwell, Nuix, Concordance, and Summation in connection with the analysis and production of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation and related matters.
Designs databases or other processes for management of case-related data. Develops shared drives on networks or SharePoint sites for use by staff, members of litigation teams and others associated with case work including remotely located personnel. As appropriate, determines correct access and takes into account disclosure considerations.
Provides assistance for the Office of Chief Counsel automated litigation support process. Uses electronic processes for the management of case-related data. Plans workflow, translates requirements into technical processing requirements, provides case processing oversight taking time frames into account, and establishes procedures and safe guards to ensure the integrity of the process and data and to assure that data can be readily located and accessed.
Serves as a resource in assessing taxpayers' automated records systems (electronic files, images, databases, discs, and other machine sensible data used by corporations, other taxpayers, accounting firms, and law firms) and in developing electronic discovery requests.
Conducts training and ensures litigation team members understand the litigation technology including eDlscovery process, the Electronic Discovery Resource Model (EDRM), and litigation support software/equipment. Maintains currency of processes by instituting case-related adaptations requested by the litigation team. Attends trials, including out of town trials. Operates a laptop computer or other equipment on site at trial to provide access to databases or other electronic document management systems.
Assists IT staff with advance automation arrangements for trials at remote locations and deals with automation needs on site at remote temporary offices.
Develops and performs queries for documents, designs and runs reports of categories of documents, and retrieves documents from internal sources, as requested by the legal staff and by trial teams throughout trial preparation, trial, and post-trial briefing.
Assists with the location, analysis, retrieval, and extraction of materials in electronic files as needed to prepare the government's responses to litigation discovery or FOIA requests.
Applies Chief Counsel privacy and disclosure rules and protocols relating to transmission of electronic material.
Assists in the coordination and oversight of the work performed by the paralegals and support personnel.
Occasional travel - Travel can be required to attend out-of-town trials
12 - Please note, the salary range listed is the base pay WITHOUT locality. Actual salary will be based on the location the position is filled.
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Current Office of Chief Counsel Career/Career Conditional Employees will be given first consideration. Employees must be on the Master First Consideration List to receive first consideration or consideration for a hardship reassignment. Employee should complete the Master First Consideration Application by the closing date of this announcement to ensure consideration. The Master First Consideration List is for reassignments only, without promotion potential. If you are seeking a promotion, you must apply to Vacancy Announcement # CCKM-18-M52.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: In-depth knowledge of litigation technology support best practices and industry specific software skills. Familiarity with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to e-discovery, knowledge of Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the creation/management of workflow for scanning, conversion and complex document review. Responding to discovery requests and assisting with trials. Leading and assisting others in the preparation of paperwork necessary for processing and completion of a case, including work on litigation, FOIA and/or e-discovery matters. Specialized software knowledge including expertise in at least three of the following applications: Concordance; Summation; iConnect; Clearwell; Autonomy; Ringtail; Recommind; Relativity; Catalyst; Case Logistics; ViewPoint; Nuix; Equivio; Legal Access Ware (LAW); and/or iPro. Non-industry specific software knowledge including Adobe Acrobat; MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel); MS Outlook; MS SharePoint; TextPad; BeyondCompare; and/or Internet Explorer.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
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